Silkie Bantam... roo or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Pinx, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Pinx

    Pinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my silkie is a couple of months old, can't find my calendar to remember for sure... If I had to guess I would say 4-5 months old. My silkie I "think" is a hen.. but I have no clue.. My other roo who is the same age has been crowing for 3-4 weeks, and I haven't heard a peep out of my silkie... and no one is laying... so I have no clue. Just curious what everyone else thought. I had read somewhere that if their top hat was swept backwards its most likely a roo.. so now I'm beginning to question my thoughts that it is a hen...

    I'll add a few pics of the silkie and a pic of my Cochin Bantam roo who is the same age, so you can see about how old they are.


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    My Barred Cochin Bantam Roo (same age)
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    So what do ya think?
     
  2. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    That comb means roo, 100000000% sorry [​IMG]
     
  3. Pinx

    Pinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww... man! lol
     
  4. Pinx

    Pinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok another question... why isn't he even attempting to crow? To lazy and would rather the other roo do all the work? lol
     
  5. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Quote:silkies are late bloomers. Mine is more than six months old, and not a crow out of him!
     
  6. Pinx

    Pinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well... I guess that explains "her" behavior problems lol... I was SO hoping he was a she, I kept waiting for a crow... and hoping that since there was not even a poor attempt.. that maybe I was lucky lol. I also noticed that my barred roo would grab my barred hen by the back of the neck (still hasn't figured out though) and never my silkie... Well this puts a kink in my plans lol. I guess its alright though, I've got about 10 silkie chicks so I'll surely get a hen or two out them... [​IMG] or more.
     
  7. ThePolishPrincess

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    Sorry, I agree. Swept back crest + that comb and wattles= roo at that age. [​IMG]
     
  8. koakritters

    koakritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i say roo, i know how it feels, i've got one that's growing that black comb now too! [​IMG] mine's so sweet though, 'mothers' all the other younger chicks, i'm still holding out that there's maybe a 1% chance mine's a hen... [​IMG] but i'd have to say that one looks like my white one did at that age and HE is a roo.
     

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