do silkie hens raise hackles??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by oconnorfamily25, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. oconnorfamily25

    oconnorfamily25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my one blue silkie is adorable, and we hope she is a girl, but she raises her hackles when we pick her up! does anyone know if this only happens with roos?[​IMG]
     
  2. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    My hen does when she's feeling especially irritated or is trying to intimmidate another bird. It's a 'chicken thing'. Not just males do it. Though it is more common among roosters.
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Both females and males raise their neck feathers. Often a female does it to intimidate, to soak up light or heat, or other reasons. . .
     
  4. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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