HELP ME WITH THE GENDER!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hiddenacres, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. hiddenacres

    hiddenacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 new silkie bantams and 1 is growing way faster than all the rest and I left my camera in my office and will have a new picture of it tonight. The guy at tractor supply said that it was a female when he picked it up but it is only 3 weeks as of 3-16-13 and he looks like it looks like it already has wattles comming in and they are growing fast. If it is a too how do I keep it quiet furring the day and at night?! Thanks for the help and sorry for not having a picture yet :fl
     
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    ain't no way to keep a rooster quite, specially if there's another rooster with in a mile or so, as they will crow back and forth to each other [​IMG]
     
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  3. hiddenacres

    hiddenacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the only roo within like 2-4 miles
     
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    He will still crow, and pretty loud too. I had a Silkie cockerel last summer and he was not quiet by any means.
     
  5. hiddenacres

    hiddenacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here is a picture of the one that is up in the air weather it is male or female and if its even a silkie and if so what kind is it? I am worried due to the lump under the beak and the otherside has one but not as big as this side so is it male or female????


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  6. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    its a white silkie nothing pointing to roo or hen yet [​IMG]
     
  7. hiddenacres

    hiddenacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe its a hen sience the man at tractor supply were I got them looked for the gap in the wings and found one and said it was a hen but I am not sk sure any mores but he did find a gap in the tiny wing feathers showing a pullet not a cockeral so... is it a sign of a hen or what .
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  8. BorderBrigade

    BorderBrigade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have never heard of such a thing. Sounds like a wives tale. The silkies I had just watch for streamers in their crest an also the feathers on the Roos crest will be more swept back. The walnut comb will also start to come in. I thought I saw a few streamers peeking through on your one pic but they are hard to tell before 3 or 4 months. You could always send away for DNA testing if you must know in a hurry. Think it's about 20 dollars.
     
  9. hiddenacres

    hiddenacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I have had about 3 people tell me that if you find a gap in the wing feathers than it is most likely a hen and I kind of hope its true :fl
     
  10. BorderBrigade

    BorderBrigade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be true but nothing but time will tell especially with silkies really don't know until they either lay an egg or crow. You've got a while
     

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