My 14week Silkie both Cackled & Crowed? Help me please how do I know? She is friendly sweet however

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Kelly floyd, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. Kelly floyd

    Kelly floyd Just Hatched

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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a cockerel to me.
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    Looks like you've got a rooster
     
  4. KarateHorse

    KarateHorse Out Of The Brooder

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    Agree looks like a rooster
     
  5. Goosegrrl

    Goosegrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of the tough things about silkies is the fact that they are SOOOOO hard to sex when they are small.
    On the upside... one of my sweetest is a little roo and the boys are know to make great pets. As long as there are not any local ordinances against having a rooster that is.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    If it's crowing, it's male.
     
  7. chippy99th

    chippy99th Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed. Roosters DO cackle, mine cackles louder than the ladies.
     
  8. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes roosters do indeed cackle.
     
  9. Kelly floyd

    Kelly floyd Just Hatched

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    Thank you all for your info! I live in the city but we have acreage so yes I can keep him! We have goats sheep cows horses chickens several roosters cats dogs ducks owls hawks & coyotes in our neighborhood! The owls hawks & coyotes just visit our neighborhood! I've never had a problem as my ducks hens & new Roo are enclosed but have lots of dirt grass tress & bushes! Speaking of bushes- I found my new Roo in the top of the bushes the other evening? 1wing is trimmed so HE can't fly but how in the world did he get up in the bushes? I guess I have a Character on hand now!
    Thanks again
     

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