I think I have a silkie roo...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by gwenakinyi, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. gwenakinyi

    gwenakinyi Out Of The Brooder

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    I have the most beautiful, sweetest silkie ever. And I think she's a he. Compared to our other silkie, s/he is a lot bigger, has a more upright tuft, a visible comb (see below), and is very vocal. HOWEVER, s/he is 4 1/2 months old, and there's no sign yet of a crow. Not even a beginner crow, just a lot of "bawwwwwk bak bak bak bak..." Am I in the clear, or might s/he still start crowing? What's your latest crow date? I love him a lot and would hate to give him up!

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  2. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    yep its a dude [​IMG]
    to have that large of a comb that young
     
  3. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
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    Yeah I think it is a roo. Sometimes they crow when they are 6 months old.
     
  4. bantyshanty

    bantyshanty Oval Office Courier

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    That's definitely a pretty partridge roo you've got there:)
     
  5. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would guess a he and he is gorgeous! I love his colors! Mine started to crow at 4 months.
     
  6. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    I'm going out on a limb and saying it's a hen. The color says hen. If you look up Patridge Silkie rooster and compare the colors, you will see what I'm talking about.
     
  7. gwenakinyi

    gwenakinyi Out Of The Brooder

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    Ooo, Year of the Roo, I really hope you're right!!!
     
  8. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Yes you do.
     
  9. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Quote:I'm not 100% sure tho. I'm not an expert are partridges so it could go either way. That's just something I noticed [​IMG]
     
  10. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2009
    Michigan
    Very dude-ly. Do you have earlier photos? I am interested in seeing all the early signs that would allow us to sex Silkies. Thanks!
     

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