Guesses on Silkie Gender and a random bantam breed

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mylied, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. Mylied

    Mylied Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkies are about 4 months old. I'm thinking this one is a rooster. I think the silkie behind the one in question is a hen, but I couldn't get a good picture.
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    I also got a handful of random chicks when I picked up a piglet. One is a really sweet and handsome bantam rooster. Any clue what he might be? He's fast, so it's hard to take pics of him.
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  2. HenFriend

    HenFriend Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking the Silkie at the front is a rooster too.
     
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  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Your rooster is probably an Old English Game bantam mix. Silkies are notoriously difficult to sex, but I'm leaning towards the bird in the first photo being a cockerel.
     
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  4. Mylied

    Mylied Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, those are pretty birds. The old english game bantams. I might need some more of those in the future. It was fun getting a mix of chickens. I ended up with some turkens and some black mixes of something or other, then this really awesome little guy.

    Maybe a stupid question, but will he be able to breed with full sized hens? He refuses to stay contained and I don't mind him running around.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree.
     
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  6. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, he will certainly try. [​IMG]

    How effective he is will depend on the hen, if she takes him seriously, and, well, his anatomical coordination. He is smaller, which can cause a certain, deficiency, but many bantam boys and game boys still get the job done with the big girls....depending upon the girl and amount of bum fluff.

    Let him run and find out how well he does...that is if you are interested in his mating and producing genes...being aware to contain him as games do like to fly and wander.
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