Hen or Roo

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by whysperxx, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. whysperxx

    whysperxx Out Of The Brooder

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    Here we go again, had 4 chicks last year 3 were roos and couldn't bring myself to separate the last pair (hen and roo) so rehomed them together.....for Christmas I was given 8 more silkie chicks they are now about 3-4 months old.. so I am starting the process of trying to weed out the roos as I cant have them in my community. I am pretty sure this guy is a roo based on his size and looks like hes getting streamers...I hate for him to go if he is because hes one of 2 paints that I received. unfortunately I wasnt there to pick these chicks out they let my 7 year old grandson do it lol ....they were purchased from a breeder of show birds ....what do you think?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Due to all the cute fuzz, can't really see anything. I can maybe make out a red comb and wattles already, but you probably know they can be hard to tell sex at that age. You might need to wait another month or so.
     
  3. RossChickens

    RossChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I have no idea as I am a newbie but OMG the cuteness of all that fuzz!
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I would guess cockerel, but I'm not sure.
     
  5. CP Chicken

    CP Chicken Crazy about Turkens

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    The thing with silkies are that most of the time you really can't tell if they are male or female until they crow or lay an egg for the first time. I wish I could help more..
     
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  6. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah, I'm getting real roo vibes too. The red wattles are a real give away (my grown female Silkies don't really have wattles).

    Tallish stance...head dress is more female, but that could be simply because there is so much of it.

    Strikingly handsome fellow. Wish you were in my neck of the woods, I'd be tempted to relieve you of him.

    LofMc
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Can you post a photo - showing head with crest held back , to display full comb?? I'd like to get a look at it.
     
  8. LovelyChicks130

    LovelyChicks130 Just Hatched

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    They are beauties no matter what. Love silkies! I have a roo that is big bodied like that. He looks like the abominable snowman when he runs, or a yeti.
     
  9. whysperxx

    whysperxx Out Of The Brooder

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    will try for a better head shot tomorrow hes sleeping now zzzzzzz
     
  10. whysperxx

    whysperxx Out Of The Brooder

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    Well he turned out to be a roo so far that's four roos out of 8 chicks...will be posting picks soon of the 4 remaining 2 are splash and I am having a real hard time figuring them out.
     

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