Is this silkie a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by luvchicks8, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Songster

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    8 week old silkie that I hatched I can not tell if its a boy or girl, also what color would you call him/her? It was crossed between a partridge roo and a white hen? Thanks I know it's early to know for sure but would love some guesses. Thanks

    this picture is a week earlier
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2010
  2. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Songster

    Jul 19, 2010
    Laurel Montana
    Looks like a Roo to be he got the elvis doo going on too mine did but it was because she was getting feathers on her head still. Oh and because of see how he stands tall mine stands like a short little toad and waddles like a fat duck
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2010
  3. my4ladies

    my4ladies Songster

    Jul 4, 2010
    I just posted asking about my 8 or 9 wk old silkie. Take a look. I think whatever genders we have are opposite...and the general consensus on mine was a "she". [​IMG]

    edited to add that mine waddles like a fat little duck too [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2010
  4. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Songster

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Quote:Funny you say Elvis do because his dad's name is Elvis
  5. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Songster

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Any other guesses?
  6. Swampwood

    Swampwood Songster

    Apr 25, 2010
    Krotz Springs, LA
    I dont think it looks like a Roo that much.
  7. CrazyAnimalGirl

    CrazyAnimalGirl Songster

    Jul 28, 2010
    West of Atl, Ga
  8. DragonEggs

    DragonEggs Songster

    May 11, 2010
    Borger, TX
    Looks black or blue. At 8 weeks its still pretty early to tell. Silkies are pretty hard anyway since you usually dont know till they crow or lay an egg.

    If I had to take a guess Id say pullet. Why? Because I don't see a wide comb developing. Honestly crest development is not enough for me to go on alone unless there is a clear sign of streamers.
  9. wanttobefarmer

    wanttobefarmer Songster

    May 29, 2010
    Elgin, TX
    It's hard to say I have 3 that are 8 weeks old and thier head feathers are sloping back like elvis wich is supposed to be boy, but they are slowly growing the front in and I'm rooting them on. Yours is more fluffy all over than mine are. I'm trying to wait until they get 3 months before I post for sexing questions, but i doubt I'll last that long.
  10. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Songster

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Thanks everyone I will keep him/her till crowing or laying but I have 2 many roos 4 roos only 9hens
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2010

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