1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Silkie - Am I a roo? D:

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cakela, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. Cakela

    Cakela Chillin' With My Peeps

    194
    1
    91
    Aug 12, 2011
    Southern New Hampshire
    Got this cutie at a chicken swap. He/she's my first silkie.

    It's got a small comb, at around 2months. Don't know very much about silkies, so I was hoping someone on here could help.

    [​IMG]

    Sorry if it's hard to see, he/she's a squirmy little chick, lol!

    [​IMG]

    Any ideas?
     
  2. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    Yup, rooster [​IMG]
     
  3. Cakela

    Cakela Chillin' With My Peeps

    194
    1
    91
    Aug 12, 2011
    Southern New Hampshire
    Well, he's stole my heart already. He makes the weirdest little peep noises. Sounds like a little bird instead of a chicken.

    Good thing I live in the middle of nowhere and can have as many roos as I want. [​IMG]
     
  4. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

    3,393
    34
    233
    Apr 17, 2009
    Central Illinois
    Quote:Dont know about gender but he isnt pure silkie.
     
  5. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,519
    69
    201
    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    He's a silkie mix and that comb is impressive for a youngster. I vote Roo. I have several silkie mixes (mutts) and they are super sweet critters! Congrats on your new super stud![​IMG]
     
  6. Cakela

    Cakela Chillin' With My Peeps

    194
    1
    91
    Aug 12, 2011
    Southern New Hampshire
    Ooo weird.

    Maybe I didn't read the sign well enough.

    Would that be why he has what I ( a chicken noob in all aspects) call brown barring on his chest?

    If you look close you can kind of see it in the second picture.

    Will his mixed genes show up more as he gets older?



    And thank you! He's a master ant killer and I love how he walks with those feathered feet - which by the way have all the toes silkies are supposed to have (5 or 6?)

    I have no idea what he's mixed with, but he appears to be mostly silkie to me, shows you how much I know! [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by