Do Silkie hens have combs?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mrsengeseth, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    My silkie of indeterminate gender has what may be a comb on his or her head. mulberry, and his or her waddles are beginning to get big. infact much bigger than the others. Whatcha say...probably a roo? They are 25 weeks tomorrow. No crowing, infact more egg song than anything (although neither has laid...)
     
  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    If her wattles and comb are now getting larger, then she may be close to laying.

    And to answer your question, yes they do have combs. [​IMG]
     
  3. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Well, the females get smalled walnut style combs... the males can get pretty big, but I've seen smaller ones on males too. Mine has a HUGE comb and HUGE waddles. However, my hens have combs and waddles too... my buff pullets' is bigger then my blacks or whites are.

    I had to rely on crowing from my male to know for sure. However... they all started laying between 24-30 weeks old. My rooster was crowing by 18 weeks!

    A photo would really help!
     
  4. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would have to guess Roo. My Roo just crowed for the first time, he hatched in Nov.
     

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