Silkie Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Dknichelson, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. Dknichelson

    Dknichelson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We were recently given two silkies and told they were both Hens. The bigger of the two seems to be a hen, but the smaller of the two has me guessing. Any thoughts?
    The bigger girl, Lucy.
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    The smaller one, Chedder.
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    And their bouncer, Titan. :)
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  2. tlcarnes2176

    tlcarnes2176 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Titan looks like it might be a Roo to me
     
  3. tlcarnes2176

    tlcarnes2176 Chillin' With My Peeps

    How old are they?
     
  4. Dknichelson

    Dknichelson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The smaller one, Cheddar, is supposedly about 2 months old. The bigger one, Lucy.... I don't know. :-/
     
  5. tlcarnes2176

    tlcarnes2176 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I can't really tell on either of them! You might have to wait a few more weeks. Or try posting them on the Silkie Thread! A lot of SIlkie "experts" hang out there!
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    It looks like you have a pullet and a cockerel.
     
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  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    agreed
     
  8. Dknichelson

    Dknichelson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's really my gut on this, too. But, it makes me sad because we can't have a Roo where we live. :( Not sure what we're going to do.
     
  9. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    I'd say the little guy is a roo. You can see his comb forming. You can always call your local 4H club and donate him to the club. They will place him with a family that is a member of the club. They will take good care of him. I had to do this as well with my silkier roo. It's very sad but I had to do it. At least they get a good home there and will be loved. Just a idea. Hope it helps.
     
  10. Dknichelson

    Dknichelson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a great idea. It's amazing home attached you can get to a chicken in a week.. Who knew?! Lol! Thanks!
     

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