Ridiculous question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickiebird, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. chickiebird

    chickiebird Out Of The Brooder

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    I know, this is a ridiculous question, but I'm not sure, and I can't lind the answer anywhere...do silkie hens have combs? And do Silkie roosters fight when they grow up? I'm very new to this chicken business! Thanks!
     
  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    hens have a very small comb and I've heard that the roos get along really good. I have only girls right now.

    Here is a picture of mine as you can see its really small it hardly shows at all. Not sure if you really call it a comb?

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  3. Jezebelle

    Jezebelle Out Of The Brooder

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    someone on here said that the silkie roosters didnt really fight. I only had girl silkies! I know they are one of the most calm and collected of the chicken family.

    they do have combs...but some of them are really itty bitty




    "Silkies have walnut combs that are black to deep mulberry in color and the comb is almost circular in shape on the males while on the females the comb are very small and well formed."

    http://users.ameritech.net/rasillon/AboutSilkies.html
     
  4. chickiebird

    chickiebird Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! Another question I meant to add - with 3 silkie hens and a rooster, can I add 2 young Rhode Island Red chicks, or will that cause fighting and such?
     

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