Need opinions on this silkie - boy or girl?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by asher, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
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    It's so weird. The crest is off, the "streamers" go off the sides and really don't look like streamers. The tail feathers look like a roo and it's got a small comb and wattles. My gut says roo. It never crows, but it might just not be a dominant roo. It's about 6 months old.

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    Here is my other roo (in the back) with the questionable one closer to the front (right)
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    If this is a roo, will the crest issue be something that is considered a DQ and he should not be used as a breeder?
     
  2. ra

    ra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think roo? Don't know about the showing?
    God bless!
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Thats a rooster.
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Agree, it's a boy.
     
  5. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Thanks. If anyone can chime in on the DQ factor, I would really appreciate it. I'm trying to decide whether or not to keep him. He is such a sweet thing and cuddled right up to me when I picked him up. If he shouldn't be bred due to faulty genes, I probably will not keep him since I do have another splash, though.

    That's him in my avatar, btw. For the longest time, I was positive he was a beautiful girl. *sigh*
     
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Are you referring to how his streamers are on his head asher? If so, I don't think that would be a dq, but I've never shown silkies so maybe someone else could advise on that.
     
  7. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Hes still young, only 6 months, keep him another 2 or 3 months and see what he looks like then. How are his toes and eye color?
     
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  8. clacasse88

    clacasse88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What can you tell from toes & eye color? Interesting . . .
     
  9. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:What can you tell from toes & eye color? Interesting . . .

    You can't tell gender. I was just asking how his toes are spaced, how they are feathered, and his eye color, which is supposed to be real dark, almost black.
     
  10. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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