Partridge Silkie M or F ??????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by allmypeeps, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. allmypeeps

    allmypeeps Songster

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    Okay, this is Monkie. S/HE is about 9+/- weeks old....

    wondering if anyone can give a hint as to how to tell gender because I hear varying views, some say waddles mean male, while other say it doesnt matter either way depending on how fast the individual bird is maturing....so....just out of curiousity---what is majority vote?

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  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    With taht much comb that young, I would be thinking along male lines--not absolutely confirmed--but thinking hard.
     
  3. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

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    I think you got a male
     
  4. texaschickmama

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    That's a roo. Mine are like 3-4 months and have NOTHING like that developing on them. I'm still getting used to the walnut comb thing......... [​IMG]
     
  5. allmypeeps

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    Ok, I asked Arnold Swartzaneggar what his expertise opinion was reguarding the size of comb and he said: "it's just a toomah" LOL [​IMG]

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    So is it true you really can't tell until they are 6 mo. ? It seems if Texas says that her 3-4 mo olds don't even have combs that big then all arrows would be pointing to MALE?
    Ok, so the girl I have been hoping for is most likely a BOY. Darn! well, I hope he crows quiet or he will be living inside with daipers on because I am in the CITY! and am lucky I can have chickens at all!

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  6. The Wolf Queen

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    allmypeeps wrote: So is it true you really can't tell until they are 6 mo. ?

    I can tell at around 1 1/2 to 2 months so you CAN tell before 6 months​
     
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  7. sred98

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    Mine are about the same age, and they have nothing like that! The area where their combs are are still pretty flat and black. One is raised a little, but still black. I was wondering about it, but after seeing yours, I am afraid you have a really pretty little roo.

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  8. allmypeeps

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    Quote:I can tell at around 1 1/2 to 2 months so you CAN tell before 6 months

    so.....you vote roo also?

    Here he is next to my 5 week old light brahma pullet.

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    I don't know where that comb sprouted from, these are pics taken on 6/7 thats only like 12 days ago!

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  9. c_soto1990

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    thats a boy for sure, cant wait till my partridge grows! Even though he's young I just know he's a boy.
     
  10. Redhead Hen

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    I vote for roo. Sorry!

    I have a white silkie roo and my husband says he crows at him every am. But it is kinda quiet - well compared to our RIR Roos!!! LOL! I am home all day and I have not heard him crow. (Granted, I am sound asleep when my husband leaves in the am!)
     

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