Please confirm this is a male silkie

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by New Chickadee, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. New Chickadee

    New Chickadee Out Of The Brooder

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    You guys helped me figure out Debbie was really a Delbert, and we found him a great home with nine hens! Today, my one day off, Daisy started cockle-doodle-dooing, and she did it well. The other day I saw her run up to one of the hens with her chest sticking out and standing very tall. I am now suspicious she's a he. And the facial skin has grown, and those back feathers look pointy. Please give your yay or nay on whether Daisy also needs another name...and a new home where she can crow without neighbors getting upset. I'm very, very sad at this point because this means my two favorite hens are really roosters.

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  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes I say it is. His comb is very large.
     
  3. New Chickadee

    New Chickadee Out Of The Brooder

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    I forgot to mention that he's about 5 months old.
     
  4. Cargbrock

    Cargbrock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :) Yupp. It's a he.
     
  5. Ksane

    Ksane Overrun With Chickens

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    If the comb didn't tip me off the crowing would [​IMG]
     
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    That comb is not a silkie comb...
     
  7. Ksane

    Ksane Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I meant the *size of the comb.
     
  8. New Chickadee

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    If it's not a silkie comb, what is it?
     
  9. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If he's crowing and all that, on top of his streamers and huge comb... 100% boy.

    As far as his comb goes, Silkies are technically supposed to have walnut combs, not single. But sometimes they have a genetic fault somewhere in the line and get a single comb.
     
  10. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    tis a lovely rooster...he can have a straight comb although its not normal for silkies to have straight combs...if you lived near leesville,la i would love to take him
     

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