help with gender partridge silkie

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kayjuggler, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. kayjuggler

    kayjuggler Out Of The Brooder

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    This little fluffy thing is a 3 1/2 month old sikie from a BYC breeder. I only have the one sikie so don't have another to compare to. I'm trying to figure out the gender and am leaning towards roo due to the size and shape of the crest and wattles/comb but am so uncertain. The Houdan that hatched with him has been crowing for weeks but not this little one.

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  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I think it's a Cockerel
     
  3. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep thats a boy!
     
  4. kayjuggler

    kayjuggler Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you very much for both of your posts. I can't keep roos so that's too bad.. I guess I'm going to be looking to get some more silkies now....they are just too cute.
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    He's not partridge, but he is a boy. He's closer to red than anything else, but not really that, either. Partridge males should be much darker, with at least 50% of the breast feathers being black.
     
  6. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    boy look at those streamers [​IMG]
     
  7. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Looks like a Red Silkie to me. Btw roo.
     
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  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I missed that last photo. Definitely a red.
     
  9. solarquail

    solarquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    roo
     

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