Frizzle, silkie? Odd comb.. Need help with breed and sex! 5 months

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tderoz, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. tderoz

    tderoz Out Of The Brooder

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    Got this little thing in a mix of other chickens I purchased a few weeks ago. Was told it's around 5 months or so. No crowing and yet no egg. I don't know if this is a sizzle or what?! And I can't tell if it's a roo or pullet!! Help! [​IMG]
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  2. WyandotteIndeed

    WyandotteIndeed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are both what are called "sizzle" (which is a frizzled silkie or silkie cross and has a crest in addition to frizzled feathers). The little red/buff in the back is a pullet while the one in front with the red comb and wattles is a roo. There are lots of chickens that don't start to lay until 6 or even 7 months so I would still give it time for the laying, but I would expect some crowing starting soon.
     
  3. tderoz

    tderoz Out Of The Brooder

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    What about the weird comb? What is that from..
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree with these guesses.


    Because Sizzles are mixed, weird or different combs can crop up. Silkies have Silkie combs (a version of a walnut comb), and if combined with another breed, odd combs can result. Yours look to have a modified version of the walnut comb.
     
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