Is this Silkie meant to have this comb???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tartannik, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. Tartannik

    Tartannik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, don't know if this is in the right place but wasn't really sure!!

    I was helping my friend TRY [​IMG] to sex her silkies yesterday as we need a boy to pair with a girl for my other friend.

    Anyway, I was taking pics of them all and came across this wee guy (is he a guy???) Is his comb meant to be like this?? I thought all silkies had rose combs?? I am learning so many new things about silkies everyday that I of course could be completely wrong about this [​IMG]

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    Also, here are another two black ones, are they hens or roo's?? Not great pics as it was quite a dark day yesterday!! I am hoping we have chosen the right one to take with me!!

    Chick 1
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    Chick 2
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    I shall tell you afterwards what one we have chosen as the boy, I really hope we got it right!!!!
     
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  2. reesepoultry

    reesepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are all roosters. The white one doesn't have the correct comb. It should be shaped like a walnut and be mulberry in color.

    The 2 black ones are considered non bearded. Hope this helps.

    Black chick #1 could possible be a hen.... hard to tell in pic. If it is a roo, it would have been the best looking one.[​IMG]
     
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  3. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one is definately a boy and the single comb is wrong. two could be a hen I like her the best. I think 3 is a roo how old is he ?
     
  4. Tartannik

    Tartannik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The two black ones are roughly 20 weeks!

    I didn't think the whites comb was the right one lol!!
     
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  5. storminstaffs

    storminstaffs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    first one has the same comb as my silkie roo
     
  6. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    Definately the white silkie has the wrong comb - lol. Looks really funky to me [​IMG]

    Anyway #1 - Roo

    Blacks

    #1 - I say hen...nice round crest and don't really see any streamers but the picture isn't the greatest to see detail [​IMG]
    #2 - I say Roo looks to be developing streamers

    So which did you guys take?
     
  7. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    I've never seen a Silkie with that kind of comb! If you breed that rooster will the chicks have single combs aswell?
     
  8. Tartannik

    Tartannik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I don't know but I doubt my friend will breed from him with the wrong kind of comb!

    Definately the white silkie has the wrong comb - lol. Looks really funky to me wink

    Anyway #1 - Roo

    Blacks

    #1 - I say hen...nice round crest and don't really see any streamers but the picture isn't the greatest to see detail wink
    #2 - I say Roo looks to be developing streamers

    So which did you guys take?

    I think it might of been the hen!! [​IMG] chick #1 it was the chick with the bluest ears and bigger wattles lol!​
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    That's the wrong comb for a silky(the white one), tho I've never like the walnut combs anyway. The first black one looks like a pullet and is gorgeous. I'd say the other black is a roo.
     

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