sexing silkies ... can you add to my list of observations?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sweet Violet, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. Sweet Violet

    Sweet Violet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, one of the most perplexing questions for us silkie beginners is "What do I have here?" I need to make myself a list of things to look out for.

    Rooster:
    crowing
    carry wings downward
    heavy comb and wattles
    long "streamer" feathers from back of head

    Hen:
    carry wings straight back
    lays an egg

    what other signs and wonders am I looking for?
     
  2. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
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    I've read males have a more slicked back crest and might have a bumpier comb. Females have a non-slicked back, maybe poofier crests with a smoother comb.
     
  3. flowerchicks

    flowerchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    roosters also stand more erect than a hen/pullet. They will stick their chest out more and extend their neck, at least mne do.
     
  4. Sweet Violet

    Sweet Violet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh those are good! thanks for the lessons.
    Naomi
     

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