Please tell me this is a silkie hen!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Celtic Hill, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    I know the picture is a little blurry, but i bought her yesterday and her comb looks a little large? Idk, i have never seen a silkie up close untill yesterday!

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    Last edited: Nov 8, 2010
  2. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    I think the photo is a little too close up. If you can, maybe submit another one? My first guess was no, it's a rooster, but a better photo might help and how old??
     
  3. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you get a photo a little further back and from the side? I would like to see what her profile looks like. You can't always tell from the comb....well, at least in Silkies! lol
     
  4. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    All those spikes scream cockerel to me!!
     
  5. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    She is supposedly a year old and is laying eggs... Ive only had her one day and she hasn't layed an egg yet. Here is another picture of her

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    I hope the person didn't "Pull the wool over my eyes"
     
  6. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    If "she" is a year old and looks like that, then I would say that she IS a she. Hatchery/pet quality silkie cockerels normally have a much more pronounced comb and more rooster-ish qualities than the picture you have.
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Can you post a photo of the entire bird, not just its head? At a year old, it should definitely be crowing if male, so you could consider putting it in a cage inside to listen for in the morning [​IMG]
     
  8. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    Okay i'll clean her up and get a real picture of her. lol
     
  9. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    Wow, I don't know. I have a hatchery quality Silkie rooster with a small comb and wattles so she could be a he. The spikes look boyish but I also have a hatchery quality hen with spikes like that. We call it a bad hair-do [​IMG] Might have to wait till you get a crow or an egg lol
     
  10. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    its a boy
     

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