Partridge Silkie Rooster questions??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jeevesrules, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. Jeevesrules

    Jeevesrules Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, i bought a partridge silkie when he was 15 weeks old thinking he was a she... he is now an obvious boy but is yet to start crowing and mounting and doing rooster stuff! all he does is wander around at the bottom of the hierarchy, and gets a little bullied by one of the hens... will he ever take charge and be a dominant boy?? any answers and greatly appreciated [​IMG] thank you!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. chickenbaguette

    chickenbaguette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Likely he'll try harder and harder as he grows up... he might never succeed, but then he may [​IMG] Depends if he's smaller than the others.
     
  3. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Same with mine. It took almost a year and introducing another rooster to get him to crow, and I have yet to see him mate. silkies just take longer to mature, that's all. [​IMG]
     
  4. Jeevesrules

    Jeevesrules Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hes around the same as most of them, but one of those ones smaller than him is bullying him [​IMG] I'm hoping his instincts will take over and he'll take charge
     
  5. I know this is late, but mine was crowing before he was 3 months. My two male sultans were crowing sooner.............
     

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