Gender of this Blue Partridge/Partridge Silkie?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ClucksAndPeeps, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. ClucksAndPeeps

    ClucksAndPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jasmine has been crowing but I know it is common for silkie hens to crow. She hasn't shown any other rooster behavior though.
     
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  2. RockerHen

    RockerHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jasmine is a James. Coloration (deep reddish gold hackles), comb/wattle development and streamer growth (those thin longer feathers coming out of the back of the crest) are all cockerel indicators. It's not a common occurrence for silkie hens (or any hens in general) to crow. He looks relatively young, how old? He looks nice though, has a pretty crest :)
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    She is most definitely a he. Partridges can be sexed by their plumage. Females get a demur brown with pretty penciling (even though its not as obvious in Silkies because of their shredded feathers, it can usually be seen on their primaries). Males are more red/mahogany without the set pattern. If the plumage of this one left any doubt, his comb would clear it right up. My 1.5 year old hens don't have that size/color comb. He's beautiful, if you were close I'd take him in a heartbeat :love
     
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  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    rooster
     
  5. BooeyBird

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    Roo srry
     
  6. ClucksAndPeeps

    ClucksAndPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Noooooooooo........... any chance she can just be a flamboyant hen???
     
  7. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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  8. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, that is 100% cockerel! [​IMG]
     

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