Is this silkie a rooster or a hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LucyL, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. LucyL

    LucyL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] he/she? Was sitting in the nesting box with another chicken
    Guys please help me out.
     
  2. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's an awfully large comb and wattles. Probably is a rooster.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    How old is it? Can we get a profile pic of the bird standing naturally?
     
  4. LucyL

    LucyL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was afraid of that response. It's 21 weeks old as still is not crowing. Do silkies take forever to crow? Here is a side view and it sitting in the nesting box.[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  5. LucyL

    LucyL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another pic not sure why it didn't show up.[​IMG]
     
  6. TurkenMomma

    TurkenMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a Silkie roo that didn't really crow until 20 weeks old. I'd say by the size of that walnut- it's a roo.
     
  7. LucyL

    LucyL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  8. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Although, it has a large comb, I'm leaning towards it being a pullet. Silkie hens from hatcheries often have large combs that can be deceiving.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    With a huge comb like that I would think cockerel. Also it's not unheard of for one to sit with the female to encourage her and even take over warming the eggs while mama leaves to eat, drink & poo.. I do hope you will update when you know for certain.
     
  10. LucyL

    LucyL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will definitely keep all of you posted as soon as I am certain. I'm crossing my fingers for a pullet because I can't keep roosters where I live. Have a good night.
     

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