Need some cute silkie names!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Roseandspice, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. Roseandspice

    Roseandspice Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello!! I have two blue silkies that I have not named!! any ideas?? they are four weeks old one rooster and one hen:)
     
  2. Coopnana

    Coopnana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cant think of names for you but have a question. How were you able to tell the difference between rooster and hen? We have 9 silkies of various color and are unable to tell what we have. Thank you!
     
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  3. speedbird

    speedbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    That is easy! roosters will watch every sports game! [​IMG] OK seriously though, you can tell by looking at there combs, roosters have rather visible combs compared to hens which have most of there comb covered, also roosters crow.
     
  4. Coopnana

    Coopnana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this true on a silkie though? I don't see combs on a silkie? At 4 weeks I haven't heard a crow yet? So has been difficult to tell the difference. I'm sure out of 9 silkies we must have a few Roos :)
     
  5. speedbird

    speedbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well maybe you are lucky! (or like I would say UNLUCKY) but I think it takes a while to tell the difference. I only grew two silkie chicks from day 1 in my life (but to this day they are still my favorite) and one was a rooster, but I do not remember how much time it took to tell the difference. But Silkies DO have combs! they look like walnuts hence the name walnut combs!




    Cheers! [​IMG]
     
  6. Roseandspice

    Roseandspice Out Of The Brooder

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    well my six week old rooster started crowing!!! (well trying to he hasn't got it down packed yet [​IMG]) and his comb and wattles are different lol and my hens are already setting o eggs that I stick under them:)
     
  7. Roseandspice

    Roseandspice Out Of The Brooder

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    can you post a pic?? then I could tell you if they are true silkies and wich is wich lol... like I said my six week old rooster is trying to crow.. it sounds so funny I almost pee on myself laughing!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. Coopnana

    Coopnana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's one of them with the largest crest...some are thinking its a pullet. No crows yet and they are 6 weeks this week.
     
  9. chiklee

    chiklee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here's a great idea for names Hansel and Gretel
     
  10. TheChickInn

    TheChickInn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies are hard to sex until they are about 3-4 months old. I always wait to name them, I've been fooled too many times! There are some awesome names to be found on the Pictures and Stories section of the forum.
     
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