Is he/she a Silkie or a Silkie Mutt

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by momknowwhat, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. momknowwhat

    momknowwhat Out Of The Brooder

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    First, Does anyone know if this a hen or rooster? Second, I bought her thinking she was a silkie but I'm not so sure he/she is a silkie. Is he/she a silkie mutt. I don't care either way because he/she is our and is adorable just they he/she is. But just was wondering what others thought. [​IMG]

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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Looks like a porcelain booted bantam. Do you know how old it is?
     
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  3. momknowwhat

    momknowwhat Out Of The Brooder

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    She was hatched April 24 2016
     
  4. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    Pretty colored Cockerel, not sure of the breed....Maybe Silkie mix but think Pyxis maybe correct.
     
  5. momknowwhat

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    she was hatched April 24 2016
     
  6. momknowwhat

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    she was hatch april 24 2016
     
  7. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Then with the comb and wattle development, he is a little cockerel :)
     
  8. momknowwhat

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    Thank you Pyxis, Now am googling " How to prevent rooster from fertilizing eggs" lol...... This is my first year ever having chicken. I only have 5, Americana, black jersey giant, Rhode Island red, barred rocked, and now what is a porcelain booted bantam . lol. Any suggestions you can give to a newbie?
     
  9. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Lol, you really can't stop him from fertilizing your eggs, but you won't be able to tell they're fertile unless you're specifically looking for it and know what you're looking for :) He might have trouble fertilizing those big girls anyway just due to the size difference - but he sure will try!
     
  10. Eric 2016

    Eric 2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure that he will be big enough to effectively breed the hens that you have.
     
  11. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Fertile eggs will not develop unless incubated. Collect daily and there will be no problems with fertile eggs.
     
  12. momknowwhat

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    Thank you....Does anyone know...The temperament of a porcelain booted batam rooster
     

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