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Olivia the Silkie Has an Attitude!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Alexa2008, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. Alexa2008

    Alexa2008 New Egg

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    So, I am new to the chicken world and just got my first two the beginning of July. From what I was told, they were both teenagers I guess. One is a Silkie (Olivia) and the other is an Astrolotrpe (Ebony). I have notice that Olivia has become very vocal and mean I guess you can say, over the last two weeks. She has even started doing the morning call (cock a doodle do) lol. I have no experience with chickens, so I am baffled by her, all the sudden change in behavior. She is very vocal and is very agressive towards Ebony.

    Anyone know what's going on with her?[​IMG]
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Sounds like Olivia is an Oliver.....Rooster
     
  3. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    I am a 100% sure its a roo sorry! lol Cockadoodledoo is a males thing!
     
  4. Alexa2008

    Alexa2008 New Egg

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    Well, in that case, my husband said he's changing its name to Freddie Mercury lol. And thanks for the responses. I was afraid of that. I love in the city and they past and ordinance last year that we can't have roosters. :( Are there and physical traits tell a male from a female Silkie?
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Olivia is indeed a cockerel. Silky cockerels/roosters generally have slightly looser crests with some longer spikey feathers, more upright coarser tails and occasionally longer 'saddle' feathers than pullets/hens. Silkies are more to gender identify by secondary feather sexing than are other breeds.
     
  6. Alexa2008

    Alexa2008 New Egg

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    Thanks every one! I have a home lined up for him today. I am trading for a hen that's laying since my other is not yet.
     

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