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My silkie... and feathering question. Pic of comb on Post 1!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by smokeykk, May 18, 2011.

  1. smokeykk

    smokeykk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little silkie chick is showing signs of red in its comb, can we check it off as a cockerel?
    And also, I read pullets feather faster but roosters are bigger. I have a PR/RIR chick that feathered really fast but its comb already has reddish in it and its 4 weeks old!


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  2. smokeykk

    smokeykk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    smokeykk Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. PamB

    PamB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies are very difficult to sex at that age. Can you post a picture? That may help, but mostly you will be getting "guesses" because it is so hard to know for sure.
     
  5. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    We'll have to have pics before we can make any kind of guess. Front shot and side shot.
     
  6. 77bronco

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    Not trying to steal your post but are silkie chick roosters bigger?
     
  7. littledirtlanefarms

    littledirtlanefarms Out Of The Brooder

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    Just because it has red in the comb does not mean it is a boy. I had a beautiful white silkie hen from a quality breeder that had a very red comb....
     
  8. smokeykk

    smokeykk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know its hard to tell, but i was hoping you could give some insight because the chick is about 4 weeks old, and i wouldn't think that it would be red at this age. Ah well, Ya learn sumthin new every day! I'll post pics tommorow.
     
  9. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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  10. chickschool

    chickschool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not expert but out of the 8 silkies I ordered 6 turned out to be roos and it wasn't until they crowed that I knew for sure. None of them were aggressive or mean so unless you're worried about the crowing I'm sure you'll enjoy them as much as we do. I'll try to dig up some pictures of them at different stages which might help.
     

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