Silkie Hen or Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Frostee, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. Frostee

    Frostee Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello!

    I bought this chicken from a local breeder and he said that the chicken was a hen but it was also hard to tell. It is a silkie chicken about 22 weeks old. Hen or rooster?
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    I want a rooster! [​IMG]
     
  2. flowerchicks

    flowerchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You'll have to take her back then and get a rooster.... [​IMG]
     
  3. Frostee

    Frostee Out Of The Brooder

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    Aww really? How can you tell?
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    i dont see any streamers and there is barly any comb plus the creast is nice and round...i would say pullet
     
  5. CALI CHICK

    CALI CHICK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would have traded you MY silkie roo! We raised 4 silkies, wanting hens and they were ALL roosters that had to be re-homed. We loved our blue silkie, Storm (in the picture with his new mate Snowball). By the way, yours is very pretty....and who knows, 'she' may still crow! Silkies are difficult to tell.
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  6. Frostee

    Frostee Out Of The Brooder

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    That Storm is a very fluffy chicken [​IMG]. Seems that we must 'ave 2 hens then. Thanks all!
     
  7. CALI CHICK

    CALI CHICK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I were you, I would keep both of your "hens" even though you wanted a rooster. You can often obtain free silkie roosters on CraigsList because many people can't have roosters where they live or they just have too many roos. When you get your rooster, I promise, he won't mind having 2 "girls"!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If you were here in the states I'd buy her from ya... I've been wanting a Silkie hen for a LONG time!
     
  9. peepblessed

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  10. BamaSilkies

    BamaSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry I didnt get back to you sooner. Its a hen. If your looking for a rooster then there will be streamers coming from the hat and roosters hats are usually not as full as a hens.
     

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