Showgirls

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by horseyjess, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. horseyjess

    horseyjess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I purchaced another showgirl from the breeder that I got my two adults from, I also got a silkie from her. Question is I think the showgirl is a roo I know USUALLY it would be to young to sex as they are only about 6 or 7 weeks old. My question is the other showgirls I have were almost full grown when I got them so I dont know how they develop. I think the one is a Roo it acts VERY [​IMG] rooish, the thing is the Showgirl roo I have has the walnut comb and was full grown, How is the comb supposed to come in? It looks like his is coming in straight. Again just my luck [​IMG] he will be a Roo with a throwback comb LOL. I figured you cant tell at this age but boy oh boy is he acting like a boy he even trys to "spur" my hand ....I am going to give up [​IMG]


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    I felt like I was showing favorates so had to add one of the silkie

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  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert but I say roo for sure. There are two pictures of my young showgirl pullet for comparison on my webpage if interested. She doesn't have a comb at all.
     
  3. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So how is he acting rooish other than trying to spur you??


    I have some silkies at that approximate age, and would like to try to pick up on the little things...

    Thanks!
     
  4. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a roo to me with a single comb
     
  5. horseyjess

    horseyjess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:OH My lets see he pecks and pecks at you is aggressive with his silkie friend always trying to play spur it.. Just agressive already he needs to a few time outs!!
     
  6. horseyjess

    horseyjess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Just my luck I keep hoping that they start that way lol!
     
  7. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is def a roo 7 weeks is to young for red combs if its a pullet
     
  8. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:OH My lets see he pecks and pecks at you is aggressive with his silkie friend always trying to play spur it.. Just agressive already he needs to a few time outs!!

    Hmmm.....


    My little guys will go outside and jump and fly at each other.. is that what you are seeing?
     
  9. horseyjess

    horseyjess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:OH My lets see he pecks and pecks at you is aggressive with his silkie friend always trying to play spur it.. Just agressive already he needs to a few time outs!!

    Hmmm.....


    My little guys will go outside and jump and fly at each other.. is that what you are seeing?

    That as well but the little silike is not wanting to play that game!!
     
  10. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say roo, with a single comb (bad to have for breeding). here is a pic of one of mine at that age
    (then and now) definatley a roo. not a great juvenile pic, but you get the jist of it..... hope this helps.
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