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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by reiley, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. reiley

    reiley Hatching

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    Hi I just got chickens this summer and I'm not sure if the silkie I got is a rooster or a hen... I'm leaning towards rooster... let me know what you think! THANKS

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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    He does appear to be a rooster to me. How old is he?
     
  3. H J Chickens

    H J Chickens In the Brooder

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    I believe that you're correct. He is a rooster.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :) That's a rooster.
     
  5. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Silkies are tricky to sex but if Drumstick diva says it's probably a rooster, she's most likely right.

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  6. reiley

    reiley Hatching

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    Thank you for your help. It's about 4 months old and you have confirmed what I suspected and this morning it crowed for the first time!
     
  7. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Good timing, lol!
     

  8. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Songster

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    Sorry, I am not very good at sexing silkies. But I did want to say welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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