Need help SILKIE EXPERTS...questionable bird

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Mrsfoote, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    Laurel Montana
    Here it is again with more feathering coming in...I keep asking because I'm moving back to california and if she is a he then I need to rehome him before then thank you all so much....

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    [​IMG] New head feather growth
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  2. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    Looks like a roo to me. Looks to be the start of streamers. Sorry.
     
  3. clintwilson59

    clintwilson59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like one of my hens. i think if it was a roo there would be a little more wattles by now.
     
  4. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    Laurel Montana
    I thought they were streamers for a bit too but if you look its where the new feathers are sprouting out...her whole head looked like that now the ones where the feathers have come all the way in are no longer streamer looking
     
  5. Silkie-Feet

    Silkie-Feet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think hen. btw how old is she/he?
     
  6. silkieroo

    silkieroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote rooster! [​IMG] He's very handsome! [​IMG]
     
  7. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Hen. [​IMG]
     
  8. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    Laurel Montana
    Ethel Is almost 24 weeks old now....how old are they when they start to lay she keeps sitting in the corners of the coop and nest box and usually she is a roosting bird so I noticed that was kind of odd....
     
  9. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At that age, especially for a hatchery bird, male characteristics should be clear by now. Ethel is a girl. [​IMG]
     
  10. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And I think her sitting in the nest box is in preparation for laying. I'll bet you will get an egg within a week.
     

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