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Is my little silkie a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Hinotori, May 15, 2011.

  1. Hinotori

    Hinotori Silver Feathers Premium Member

    Apr 27, 2011
    Graham, WA
    I have four little 5 week old silkies I picked up at a feed store here. I'm really thinking my buff one is a rooster. It's the only one that has comb and wattles coming in, and there is the red tint in that black comb. I'm just wondering if I'm correct on my sex guess.

    I have some 9 week old EE girls as well. When I had them out in the warm sun today, one EE girl was nosy and coming up to check out the silkies. The buff did not take kindly to this and puffed up and then jumped and attacked her while the other three hid in the corner behind.

    Sorry about the poor phone quality photo. You can see the white one some. They all have the same comb except the buff one here.[​IMG]

  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Crowing

    Jun 17, 2009
    My Coop
    Normally at this age I would tell you it's way too early to tell, but I am going to go out on a limb here and say that is def. a cockerel.
  3. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

    May 6, 2009
    Vail, Arizona
    Quote:DEFENITE roo.
  4. PamB

    PamB Songster

    Jul 20, 2010
    Dayville, CT
    Quote:Going to have to agree. However, I thought many of my PQ silkies were boys and they turned out to be girls. You should see some of the combs/wattles on those girls. In fact, one of my girls is named Wattles. [​IMG] That being said, I'd still lean toward cockeral.
  5. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Songster

    Feb 20, 2007
    Winchester Kentucky
    The Buff one is absolutely a male. I have no doubt about that one (unusual for Silkies).
  6. Hinotori

    Hinotori Silver Feathers Premium Member

    Apr 27, 2011
    Graham, WA
    Thanks everyone. I thought I was going crazy because I knew they are supposed to be hard to sex. I'm playing that waiting game with my EEs.

    I'm not planning on breeding silkies, but we're on land out in the country so he can stay as a pet. I picked up the little things in the hopes that they might hatch me a few eggs next year so I can order eggs.

    The silkies are so much friendlier than the EEs. They are still in a clear brooder in the bathroom, so everytime I open the door they rush to the side to beg for a treat. When I take them outside, they stay by the floorless cage I use for them right now. If I wander off they come following because they know I'll find them worms.

    So I may have to get me some better quality ones later on.

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