Partridge Silkie M or F ??????

allmypeeps

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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?





 

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.........
 

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




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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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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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.

I've heard the silkies are pretty quiet for roos.


Shelly
 

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.





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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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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