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Please help is this a hen/roo

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by em530, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. em530

    em530 Chirping

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    I bought this as a "hen" I have never owned silkies before and I can't be sure this is a purebred but even I have doubts whether she is actually a HE!! Any help appreciated [​IMG]
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  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I do think it's a hen.
     
  3. em530

    em530 Chirping

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    Oh I really hope it is!! Thank you :)
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Do you know how old "it" is? I'm leaning towards rooster.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    I'm leaning towards pullet, but I'm not 100% sure. Silkies are hard to sex until they either crow or lay an egg.
     
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

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    I'm leaning towards cockerel due to the saddle feathers.
     
  7. em530

    em530 Chirping

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    No idea to be completely honest :( I haven't had silkies before so couldn't even hazard a guess
     
  8. em530

    em530 Chirping

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    Would anyone have an idea at about what age a silkie will start to crow or lay an egg?
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    X3, think I am seeing roo saddle feathers on the bird. Silkies can be really late bloomers so far as crowing or laying eggs go, most pullets probably start laying between 6-8 months, but some can be a lot later, the cockerels may start crowing earlier.. if you have another more dominant rooster the cockerel may not crow much either.
     
  10. em530

    em530 Chirping

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    I might have a while to wait and find out then because I have no clue how old he/she is,
     

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