Help me with this single combed silkie??? New Pics Still Confused!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Teresaann24, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I am so unsure of this guy/girls gender.

    No crowing other his/her age are crowing Is about 8 months old now.

    As soon as I saw a sign of a comb growing I thought straight off roo.

    BUT today I saw the other roo in the pen mount him/her and do his do????? I am so confused.

    He/she is the one in the back in this pic.
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    I was planning on rehomeing this guy if it was a roo because he is not breeding quality but if it is a she then I'd like to keep her as a broody.

    Plz help me out??
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2008
  2. jaybme

    jaybme Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have the same problem! The one I have left could be either, but I lean toward roo. Longer neck, bigger than the others but not heavy like the other roo, small but noticable comb, and acts like a hen sometimes and a roo sometimes. Mine is younger than yours.

    Hope someone else can answer.

    J
     
  3. FarmGirl21

    FarmGirl21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got about 12 silkies form a lady a while back, they were grown mostly. Some of the hens had small straight combs like yours....I had a little hen i thought was a roo a while back because of her big red comb...i changed my mind when i saw the roo mount her. Hope it's just a "comby" girl!!
     
  4. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am pretty confident that the one in the back in the first picture is a pullet. The shape of the tail and the lack of any hard feathers in the tail is what I am basing my opinion on.
     
  5. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    It's a pullet(the one in back in first pic- in the front is a roo)
     
  6. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I agree, pullet. By eight months you should see more hackle feathers and maybe a longer neck, swept back longer feathers on the head
     
  7. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    thanks everyone for the replys...I was so confused on this one.

    Thank you to everyone!!!!!

    This girl then is gonna make me a very nice pet quality broody.
    I'm glad too because this girl has a wonderful personality!
     
  8. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I dunno guys I am still confused on this one.

    Here is some new pics this silkie is still giving me roo vibes.

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    See those pointy saddle feathers????
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    He/she just got done taking a dirt bath..LOL
    Again does not crow and the other roo in pen has its way with him/her..LOL
     
  9. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both are males.
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2008
  10. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    so it in fact is a roo?
     

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