pretty sure rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by silkie_sue, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. silkie_sue

    silkie_sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Am pretty sure this is a rooster but what type of comb is this?

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  2. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Walnut comb? a Picture of the whole body or with another silkie as comparison might be helpful. I've got hens with similar combs to that, so I'm not sure about gender yet.
     
  3. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It kind of looks like a deflated walnut comb. Sometimes the walnut or rose combs can be "hollow" and look deflated
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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  5. silkie_sue

    silkie_sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh thanks. I wasn't sure what a walnut comb looked like on a chick. Maybe I should have added that this chick is 2 months old so is probably why it looks deflated?...The reason I stated I was sure it was a rooster is because 4 have these small walnut combs, and two show no comb at all. Thanks!
     
  6. silkie_sue

    silkie_sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hi there magicpigeon,
    I should have mentioned the roo is 2 months old. But very obvious differences in the sexes already. And I'll post a group picture of them, they are Showgirls.

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