SILKIE CROWING-is it for sure a rooster??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Araylee, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. Araylee

    Araylee Out Of The Brooder

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    Title says all-my "blue" *I think he/she is black!) silkie has developed a gnarly grayish looking comb over the last three weeks and also started to crow. Any way it's a girl, or should I find a new home?? (If it helps, we did have a rooster in the flock but he went to his new home about the same time that this chicken started to grow a comb. It's approximately 19 weeks old now.)
    Poo. I initially purchased 8 birds but figured one or two would be roosters so I shouldn't be surprised, but I was thinking I'd end up with more eggs! [​IMG]
    Thanks!
     
  2. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    If it is crowing, it is a rooster.
     
  3. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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  4. Araylee

    Araylee Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! LOL, I realize it's a silly question, I'd read that silkies don't mature until 8-9 months so I wasn't entirely convinced that this sad attempt was from a rooster. ...Anybody want a silkie rooster? [​IMG]
     
  5. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Haha.. No thanks, I've got 2 (my only 2 silkies). Mine are crowing too - they're about 3 months old.
     

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