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For Silkie Experts: Is my Red Silkie male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CBee, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. CBee

    CBee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had this little guy for about 9 or 10 months now, and no matter how much time I spend studying pics of silkies I just can't seem to decide what it is. I would normally lean toward rooster, as it doesn't lay eggs (like the others at its age), but then it won't crow or even try to mate with the females either. (I'm no chicken expert here, so I don't know if all roos do that or not.)

    We recently had to get rid of a Saipan rooster that was more aggressive and dominant, so that could be why my silkie is so laid back, if it is a roo.

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  2. NEK38583

    NEK38583 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would bet a rooster. Sometimes silkies can be hard to tell. Feel of the back of his leg and see if you can feel a spear that may help.
     
  3. plreef

    plreef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's a lookin like a lil roo.
     
  4. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    10 months + no eggs =ROOOOOOOOOO
    He's cute
    Christina
     
  5. CBee

    CBee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Christina! [​IMG]

    And I thought the same. We bought the 4 chicks from a local farmer and they were pretty much the same age. This little guy was just about a week older than the other 3, and they were 2 days old. 2 turned out to be hens and started laying around Thanksgiving, so that's why I was wondering about this one. But thanks everyone!
     
  6. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

    Nov 10, 2007
    Panama City ,Florida
    rooster
     
  7. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Thats def a rooster.
     
  8. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    100% thats a roo
     
  9. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    Gonna Test this Smiley
    Dang! DID NOT WORK.
    Supposed to say "It's a BOY!"
    sorry [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2009

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