I've been proven wrong...(pic added!)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Poulets De Cajun, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Well as my luck would have it.... I've been proven wrong. As much as I rant and rave that you CANNOT sex a Silkie earlier than 5 to 6 months, apparently my 3 month old Splash chick is crowing, or so my roomate tells me.

    I haven't heard it yet, so no conclusions are final until a full investigation has been completed...

    Stay tuned for details....
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  2. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

    Jan 14, 2009
    Marshville NC
    I'm still waiting... [​IMG] (to be proven wrong)
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2009
  3. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    I thought I was wrong, once, but I was wrong about it.
  4. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    Oy~ it's a boy!
  5. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    I also thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken LOL. Rule # 1
    you are never ever wrong.

  6. Well I haven't been proven wrong, i've just been given a different point of view... LOL

    This is the chick responsible for the change in thinking. Can you believe it! I heard him with my own two ears this morning, and then just to make sure I heard what I thought I heard, I stood there and watched him until he did it again. Sure enough, he crowed! It was very raspy, scratchy, and sqeaky... kinda like a prepubescent boy, but needless to say there it was.

    For comparison, the white chick and two black chicks he is with are only two months old. I still can't believe this VERY YOUNG bird is crowing.

    ***Newbies, this is an exception to the general rule. Dont take this as "standard procedure" because it by far isn't***

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  7. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

    Mar 20, 2008
    Shenandoah Valley, VA
    Those chicks are so darn cute! He's a good looking boy. What's his name?

    BTW - my Silver Gray Dorking started crowing at six weeks old. I was SHOCKED!

  8. Cute! One of my buff silkies crowed once at 3 weeks old. lol. I was amazed.

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