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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LucyL, Jan 10, 2016.
he/she? Was sitting in the nesting box with another chicken
Guys please help me out.
That's an awfully large comb and wattles. Probably is a rooster.
How old is it? Can we get a profile pic of the bird standing naturally?
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]
Another pic not sure why it didn't show up.
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.
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.
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.
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.