Is it a Roo or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SMoeckli, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. SMoeckli

    SMoeckli New Egg

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    OK, Ellie or Elliot depending on its a hen or roo.

    She is just about 4 months now and this morning he/she let out many loud NAAAY noises while raising her head to the sky. It wasn't a Cockadoodle Doo, but a braying noise. I had to bring him/her into the house this morning so that we do not disturb the neighbors. I heard that Silkies have a funny crow. Any help would be great. Below are some pics. Ellie is a black Silkie with irridescent blue tail and wing feathers.

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    Thanks,
    Susan
     
  2. NGT ANGL

    NGT ANGL Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
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    I truly do not know much about silkies - I just got a pair myself but from the pic and what you are saying about the crow, I would guess it is an Elliot. My roo has a really funny choked chicken sounding crow...too funny!
     
  3. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I also don't know much about silkies but based on the wattle development, I'd guess boy on this one.
     
  4. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    My GUESS is roo. And [​IMG]
     
  5. Linkoso

    Linkoso Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roooodedoodelidoo! ;D
     
  6. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

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    Cute little pet roo you have there![​IMG]
     
  7. comedianchick

    comedianchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    his wattles are quite developed id say rooooooooooooo!!!and hes cuteee
     
  8. sarjaysar

    sarjaysar cosmic chicken

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    I'm thinking Roo aswell. I've got silkies and although they are difficult to sex, you can tell more by observing their mannerisms. If its lifting its head and attempting to make a noise, then you can be 100% certain its all Roo!!
     
  9. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going with roo also. He has pretty big wattles and comb. Pretty bird also.

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    Last edited: Jan 27, 2010
  10. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

    May 20, 2009
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    boy
     

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