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is this silkie a hen or roo ??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by daphneysmamma, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. daphneysmamma

    daphneysmamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told hen and that she is 1 yr old.. but she has a lot of pin feathers ( I guess that's what u call the ones still in little tubes) so shes either young or molting ?? then someone said on here they think she may be a he ... its hard to tell with silkies to me .. so please help me out you guys.. hen or roo.. and if it is a roo isn't its comb wrong ??[​IMG]
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  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    She looks like a hen and her comb is the wrong type for a silkie.
     
  3. phalenbeck

    phalenbeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree. Somebody non-silkey was likely in her past.
     
  4. daphneysmamma

    daphneysmamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    great. so shes not even a purebred silkie? I still like her she is sweet, but I know I def cant show her .. im gonna start researching BEFORE I buy a bird.lol..
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Sometimes hatchery birds show up with the wrong comb, it doesn't mean she's not purebred, but it is probably a disqualification for showing. If you plan to show, it's a good idea to research the breed you're looking at, and buy a copy of the Standard of Perfection and have an idea what your breed is supposed to look like. It's easy to get a bird with the wrong comb, or wrong color legs, things like that.
     
  6. daphneysmamma

    daphneysmamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am amused by the fact that everyone so far on this thread is from NC :) ..
     
  7. daphneysmamma

    daphneysmamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do I just buy the American Poultry Association Standard of Perfection book ( the newest I see is 2010) does it have the big chickens and the little chickens or is it separate..
     
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