Hens or Roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PoultryQueen29, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three 4 month old silkies. One white, one blue, and one splash. I need to know their gender or at least have an idea before one starts crowing if its a rooster because in my neighborhood, I cannot have a crowing rooster.

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  2. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
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    The black one is a rooster but I'm not sure about the others yet
     
  3. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the reply [​IMG] Every answer helps!
     
  4. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the black one is a cockerel and the others are pullets
     
  5. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

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  6. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well now i'm pretty convinced that my black silkie is a cockeral. [​IMG] He was the sweetest one
     
  7. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm noticing also that my blue silkie seems to be chasing around the others. It's head goes down very low and it runs after them, sometimes it nips at them, too. Could it be that it really is a rooster and is trying to mate or just an aggresive silkie being territorial?
     
  8. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I have about 15 people who said that the black is a rooster now so i'm going to have to keep an ear out for any crowing.
     
  9. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:if it is a pullet it could be being territorial.
    But, if its a cockerel, its probably trying to mate with them.
    At that young age, they are trying to figure it out so it might look alittle crazy or aggressive.
    They tend to calm down once they are older and their hormones aren't raging.
     
  10. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks [​IMG] I just want to make sure the others don't get hurt. The blue silkie actually goes for the head and grabs it if it gets close enough. It does look like a rooster though. I'll keep an eye on the little guy.
     

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