Rooster?

silkiefluff

Chirping
6 Years
Aug 22, 2013
122
10
73
NS, Canada
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.







 

dutchbunny83

Songster
7 Years
Nov 11, 2012
2,001
93
231
Fayetteville, NC
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!
 

silkiefluff

Chirping
6 Years
Aug 22, 2013
122
10
73
NS, Canada
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. :(
 

buttercup95

Songster
6 Years
Jul 24, 2013
681
25
108
Northern Cali
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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Veer67

Songster
8 Years
Jul 2, 2013
3,613
180
241
Together with the flock
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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