Is my Dahlia a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by meriruka, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    Calling all the silkie experts! Please have a look at the silkie on the right and tell me if I have to think up a new name for little Dahlia.
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  2. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    sorry, new name DEFINATLY!!!
     
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    I agree!
     
  4. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi ya'll. i'm doing my best to learn "sexing." can ya'll describe what you see that makes the difference with silkies? i got a fantastic lesson in saddle feathers this week but can you see saddle feathers on silkies?
    thanks so much!
    f. weeble
     
  5. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Dahlia does not look like a girl to me. Handsome guy, though.
     
  6. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Males crests tend not to be as full as females, and lots of times puff out farther back on the head, as seen. His comb is a bit bigger than hens, and his turquoise earlobes are very prominent.
     
  7. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    You can see "streamers" coming from the back of the crest, which is a definate indication of a male. Also, his stature is much more upright than in the females
     
  8. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks ya'll!
     
  9. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Definitely a roo!
     
  10. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Don't feel bad with Silkies it's sometimes hard to distinguish sex until somebody crows or lays an egg!![​IMG]
     

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