Roo or Hen? Black Partridge Silkie..

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NovaAman, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

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    Ok, this is a clearer pic of Little Head.

    Also, whats the best way to tell?
     
  2. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think you can normally tell by the comb and the tail.
    A male has a bigger and more pronounced comb, they also have longer fluffyer tails, and normally they are bigger in size then females.
    Females have small combs if any combs at all, little poofs for tails and are smaller.

    male: http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/Clubs/SilkieUK/WhBtyMaleRandGJohnson.JPEG

    female:http://gallery.backyardpoultry.com/data/500/Silkie_white_female.jpg

    And here is a comparison photo
    Male on the right, female on the left: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3287553084/

    so
    to me, you look like you got a hen, but if you can, show us its face more
     
  3. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    I'd have to give her/him a feathercut in order to show you the face. You can not even find the eyes or ears unless you are move it! I will try thou. Thanks for a comparrison pick. If thats the case, then I think I have 3 hens and 2 roos. Only 2 of the silkies are starting to show that type of tail feather.
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    By the stance, i'd say male.
     
  5. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Illinois
    From what I understand, the females all have a round head piece, and the males kinda flow back and have little streamer like feathers, you can not tell by the combs (they don't follow the same rules as other breeds [​IMG]) my males and females all have diff. size combs, on mine, the tails are more whispy too and the females are more of a bun shape so Im guessing Girl. But Silkies are sooooo hard to guess at, also did you say how old she was??
     
  6. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    She's 4 months, will be 5 at the end of this month.
     

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