Help us figure out the gender of this chicken!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chelsearae, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. chelsearae

    chelsearae Hatching

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    Hello all,

    My boyfriend just got 3 chickens for his birthday but we fear that the white one in the bunch is a rooster, as he makes way more noise that sounds similar to that of a rooster crow.

    Its an all white bird with a blackish face. A distinct blue marking by the ear area. sorry for the blurry images. you can see that there is small red flap that hangs under the chin off the neck. We think he is a rooster and will have to give him to a farm since we cannot keep him around the hens as we want eggs. If anyone knows for sure if this is a hen or a rooster it would be a huge help! Thanks alot!


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  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Songster

    :welcome
    And yes, from the streamers and hackle feathers your Silkie is a cockerel.
     
  3. StarMeKritten

    StarMeKritten Songster

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    It looks like your silkie is a cockerel. If you are allowed to have roosters where you live, you could always keep him. Fertile eggs are 100% edible and really don't look or taste any different from infertile ones. In order for an egg to start to develop into a chick, it would need to be incubated at 100 degrees for over 24 hours. As long as you collect eggs 1-2 times a day during hot months, it shouldn't be an issue. If your hens are large fowl, there's a chance that he might not have a lot of success mating with them anyway.
     
  4. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    I'm going to vote cockerel too. he's very pretty though.
     
  5. Cyan Night

    Cyan Night Songster

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    Silkie male
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    X5 on White Silkie cockerel.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    Cockerel.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    I'm thinking cockerel.
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Cock for sure
     

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