Is my 8 wk old silkie a roo? Pictures

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kcallis, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. kcallis

    kcallis In the Brooder

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    My 8 week old silkie started crowing yesterday, and even though she was sexed as a female, I'm now having doubts. I have other chickens, but this is my only silkie. Since she already looks so different from the others, all assumptions I normally make about chickens are out the window.

    What do you think?
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  2. well if it crows then it a roo.. as for sexing it has a hen its really hard, really hard, to sex silkies that young, most of the time it takes bout 4 months to tell what sex they are.....
     
  3. Looks like a roo to me.
     
  4. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Songster

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    Looks just like my hen


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  5. kcallis

    kcallis In the Brooder

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    Quote:My Valentine does look remarkably like your hen. How old is your hen? did she really crow? does she lay eggs?

    Thanks!
     
  6. max101

    max101 Songster

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    Id say a roo my roo looked like that at the same age
     
  7. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    roo

    Chickenmaven- I haven't seen a hen with a comb that big, is it laying?
     
  8. Ellie_NY_chick

    Ellie_NY_chick Songster

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    I'd say roo. Here's a pic of Sugar (the white one), who is now a big loud ankle pecking ROO.

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