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Help with my Silkie! What gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by julsmc, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. julsmc

    julsmc Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Black 16 week old Silkie with a single comb? I cannot figure out the sex, can someone help? Her name is Pip. I have not seen any Silkies with single combs. She came from My Pet Chicken. Is she mixed?

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  2. silkie_sue

    silkie_sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Looks like a cockerel to me.
     
  3. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 2 white ones have single combs. That looks like a roo. (as does the white one in the back). Doesn't look mixed.
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    The single comb is just a trait of poor/hatchery quality.
     
  5. BurdBrain

    BurdBrain Out Of The Brooder

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    That's a rooster for sure.

    The single comb gene appears in hatchery-bought birds now and then. I have a 'pet-quality' Silkie of my own that has a single comb, and her skin appears to be a light mulberry hue instead of black, like it should be.
     
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  6. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is obviously a roo
     
  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    the white in the back is a roo and so is the black one in question
     
  8. julsmc

    julsmc Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are pictures of our other Silkie, Emma. A few of you mentioned she might be a roo. What do you think? 16 weeks old.
    Also, if both of our bantum silkies are roo's, will they try to mate with our full size hens? We have a flock of 10 and don't want babies.
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