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Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by silkiefluff, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. silkiefluff

    silkiefluff Chirping

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    I bought this gal/guy hoping for a hen, but I have a feeling - with the streamers - it's a rooster. Personality wise, he's the lowest in the flock and the other rooster (very obvious a rooster) picks at him. He's very docile.

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  2. dutchbunny83

    dutchbunny83 Songster

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    Silkies are hard and I'm far from an expert, but I would say your guess of a roo is probably accurate.
    My silkie roo looked just like that with the "hair" pointed back versus the hen pouf ball.
    But they can be tricky so I wouldn't give up just in case!
     
  3. ShayBaby

    ShayBaby Songster

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    x2. That's also a whole lot of red in the comb to be a gal. :(
     
  4. silkiefluff

    silkiefluff Chirping

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    I couldn't find a picture of his butt, but his feathers are starting to fall over and he's got some darker ones in there. Him and my rooster don't get along...and I'm not sure they will. :(
     
  5. buttercup95

    buttercup95 Songster

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    Well how old is he? I don't know much about silkies but do their combs get redder right before they lay like RIR's and other chickens? Maybe it's a hen about to lay.
     
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  6. silkiefluff

    silkiefluff Chirping

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    5-6 months old
     
  7. buttercup95

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    Well whatever it is. It's gorgeous! maybe you can keep it in a separate run if it turns out to be a boy and use him for a back up breeder/pet.
     
  8. Veer67

    Veer67 Songster

    I would say rooster because his comb is turning mulberry colored.
     
  9. buttercup95

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    But what about the wattles? this silkie has hardly any I would have thought they got much larger by 5 months old
     
  10. Veer67

    Veer67 Songster

    Silkies sometimes grow faster or slower than other silkies. Could you get a close up picture of his comb, neck, and tail area? And I think I can see streamers coming out of his crest.
     
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