Is she a he? Not sure...what do you think?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Gillan, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. Gillan

    Gillan Out Of The Brooder

    I recently rescued, what I thought, a silkie rooster and an ancona hen (pullet). I have a feeling that the ancona might possibly be a rooster. Is it too early to tell? [​IMG]

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    If she turns out to be a he, how will this affect things? I have two light sussex whites, and one Isabrown. Can two roosters (bantem) live happily together with three bigger hens?
     
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Do you know how old SHE is? I don't see any male feathers. A full body shot might be easier to tell, I can't see the tail area.
     
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  3. Gillan

    Gillan Out Of The Brooder

    No I don't, but when I got her two weeks ago she was still chirping like a chick.
     
  4. Gillan

    Gillan Out Of The Brooder

    Give me a moment, and I will post a picture of her body.
     
  5. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    The comb and wattles are large for a youngster - which would say ROOSTER, but those feathers are confusing....

    Perhaps someone else will be able to give a better answer.
     
  6. Gillan

    Gillan Out Of The Brooder

    Here is a full body picture of her (him??).

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  7. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    Looks like a hen, but I'm no expert.
     
  8. walbarbsa

    walbarbsa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a female to me, too. But I love that silkie....I have only grey ones; the offspring, mixed with cochins, don't look like silkies above their legs...darn! They're still cute fuzzy butts, though.
     
  9. RedTailRanch

    RedTailRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have several Anconas and my guess is that it's a she. My Ancona pullet has very large wattles and comb...but all my roos have HUGE wattles and combs!
     
  10. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's a girl. The boys have black saddle feathers. The girls have largish combs and wattles. The boys have HUGE combs and wattles.
     

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