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Is This a Silkie Rooster? NEW PICS

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 4chickns, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. 4chickns

    4chickns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I'm new here, so bear with me. I have 5 month old silkies, and my white one, though I think he's a rooster, is not crowing like the others have been. He makes some quiet little noises, but that's it. He is also the most docile little bird, we could carry him around all day. Sweeter than most house cats. So is he just quiet or have I mistaken a hen for a rooster?
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    Last edited: Sep 24, 2009
  2. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a hen to me, but close up pictures would help.
     
  3. babymakes6

    babymakes6 Gifted

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    It is cute, but I also think hen.
     
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed, it's a pullet.
     
  5. Foxhound lady

    Foxhound lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    TX baby!
    Doesnt look anything like my 6 month old roo so

    Girl!
     
  6. dirtbowlchick

    dirtbowlchick New Egg

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    What a GORGEOUS little silky! Looks like a hen to me...
    I've had a silky hen and a rooster (who the breeder claimed was a hen at the sale). The silky 'roo' started getting boisterous and kind of "strutty" and then began crowing infrequently (sounded more like a stuck gate) at around 5 or 6 months.
    I've been a chicken nut for about 8 years, and certainly no expert, but in my experience my males seem a little more 'muscle-y;" no soft bosom, not plush and round-y–– just kind of lean, tough and fast little fireplugs. Harder to catch, and really strong when you hold them-- even the bantams. If yours is really docile and doesn't act like a schoolyard traffic cop, I'd think I had a pullet. Male plumage is a little different, too. Anyway, you'll know at around 8 or 9 months if you see that first little egg. Oh, one other tip-- silkies LOVE to sit on eggs. ANYONE'S eggs. If your silky begins that, you'll know you have a female. Give her an extra kiss from me!
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Pretty pullet
     
  8. 4chickns

    4chickns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all for the information. I am going to put some more pictures up so you can get a better look. He looks different than our black pullet, so I wasn't sure. His (or her) wings are a bit longer and he (she) is a little taller (or just stands that way). Hopefully these pictures are a little better.
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  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Pullet
     
  10. XilverAngel

    XilverAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    like evryone else, pullet
     

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