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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by twix1234, Sep 11, 2010.
White silkie Togo
Black silkie 1 Cookie
Black silkie 2 Cream
Its really hard to tell until they start to lay or crow, although sometimes you can tell by the way the comb looks. The roosters have a lumpy bumpy kind of ugly comb and the hens comb looks more smooth with some wrinkles in it some times. The last black one sort of looks like a roo but i could be totaly wrong. Hope this helps a little
I think the two black ones are roo's going by the tail feathers
Im not trying to prove you wrong but my silkie hens tails looks just like that.
All of them doesn't have a comb or wattle. They are 14 weeks old. The last black one act more like a hen. The white silkie act more like a roo. The first black silkie is hard to tell. Please give me more guesses. Thanks
Try listening to the sounds they make, the more deeper crackly voices the more likley its a roo
Quote:i disagree with this...
my silkie roo makes a very beautiful and girly "bok bok bok" noise. much better than lal of my screetching hens! i was thinking your white is roo and your blacks are hens, but idk...its too soon to tell...
It's really hard to guess right now but my guess is both hens. But I could be wrong
I think the feathers on the heads is what makes my Silkies different (roo vs. hen) right now. So that is what I'm looking at when I guess:
The feathers on top of my hens' heads are more ball-like. The roos have feathers that stream out the back a little.
Oh- just wanted to say that only one of my silkies is crowing, so all the rest is guesswork!!!
How old are they? That would help (sorry if you answered this somewhere and I missed it)