Possible silkie roo

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by arialp, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. arialp

    arialp Chirping

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    This is nugget. He/she is almost 5 weeks old. I noticed these slicked back feathers on his head and thought, "oh no he's a roo" ( we can't have any roosters in my area) any ideas or guesses? Thanks!
     
  2. arialp

    arialp Chirping

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  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    Slicked back feathers on the head are not a reliable sexing method with Silkies at this age. All crested birds go through certain stages where their crest changes and looks somewhat odd. Only with an older bird, (at least 14 weeks of age), may slicked back crest feathers mean cockerel.

    Even so, Silkies are difficult to sex, and you may not know gender until your chick crows or lays.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Agreed.
     
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

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    Yep, too young to tell. Try again in a couple of months (maybe).
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    Silkies are super hard to sex. Post again in a few weeks
     
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