My silkie pullet cock a doodle dooing?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by WiscoChiko, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. WiscoChiko

    WiscoChiko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey there real new to the chicken world have a nice blue splash silkie pullet(I think) this evening she was standing up on the top roost cock a doodle dooing does this mean she is a he? It was loud louder than I've heard any of my hens ever be? The lady sold her as a pullet. Huh I can't have roosters where I'm at either [​IMG] Oh well if she is a he he's wonderful and will find a good home easy.
    I've had her for a while and this is the first time i've heard this and it's afternoon not morning.
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    If theres a certain part of the bird that helps more let me know.
    Thanks W.C.
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2010
  2. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    Idaho
    If it crows it's a rooster, but to help you out next time, look at the comb area. If it is all puffy and wrinkled, that is a rooster. Hens have smooth comb area.
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    It is apparently really hard to sex silkies. They say until it crows or lays....you never know. But I still like to guess!
     
  4. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Looks like a boy.
     
  5. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree, that looks like a roo. Hens will, on occasson, crow when a rooster is not present in a flock, and feels the need to take over. But as that young age, plus the looks to go on (although the pics are small), you have a rooster. I'm sorry.

    Whoever sold the bird to you either pulled a quick one on you or made a mistake. Silkies are one of the more difficult breeds to sex.
     

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