Is my silkie old enough to tell yet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by stina3246, May 12, 2010.

  1. stina3246

    stina3246 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And do the other 2 look like cockerals still? (I'm pretty sure the RIR and the Frizzle are but haven't determined the silkie yet) I'd like to know. I was hoping to get at least 1 hen. Can roosters live together if there is no hen?
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    Don't worry about the Frizzles eye. I think it's cloudy from the flash. It doesn't actually look that way.
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  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry can't help you with the sex of the silkie as far as roos living together there might be a little bit nof fighting just to show whos top roo.
     
  3. wannabe_goatmom

    wannabe_goatmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is it's third eyelid. Chickens (and lots of other animals) have a third eyelid that they can close over the eye [​IMG]
     
  4. ChIck3n

    ChIck3n Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not really sure about the silkie, they can be difficult to sex when young. It's head sort of looks cockerel-ish to me, but that may just be because it is still growing feathers in.

    As far as raising together, that is usually fine. I have raised many cockerels together without any problems. However, I tried separating them for a few days (brought to a show) and after that there was a lot more fighting. If you plan to keep them together for life, you should have no problems. Just watch it if you separate them.
     
  5. stina3246

    stina3246 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's cool, I think I remember hearing about something like that. Forgot ALL about it. Kinda neat that I caught it in a picture though.
     

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