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Silkie male/female. Am I losing my mind?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Eckielady, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. Eckielady

    Eckielady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got this guy and am 100% sure he's a rooster but he walks just like a hen, hasn't crowed and is super timid. I see the streamers and such but just wanted to check and make sure I wasn't losing my mind. He is NOT walking upright look a rooster. Could it be that he is young??[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. Eckielady

    Eckielady Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    How old is it? Silkies are hard to sex sometimes until they crow or lay an egg. Your looks more like a rooster, but??? Some lower ranking or submissive roosters can take a long time to find their voice. So age of your chicken is an important factor.
     
  4. Eckielady

    Eckielady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We grabbed him at an auction so I'm not sure. If I had to guess I would say around 6 months as he's just a little bigger than my almost 6 month old girls and they act the same age.
     
  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Should be interesting to see if you get an egg or a crow. I am now leaning towards pullet now.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Do you have roosters? A young male is afraid to crow or act macho because the alpha rooster will throttle him. Beautiful bird, would make a good cockerel or pullet [​IMG]
     
  7. Eckielady

    Eckielady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's a rooster. Now that he's alone with a few hens he's changed a lot in a few days.
     
  8. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    That's a great way to figure it out.
     
  9. Eckielady

    Eckielady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He passed away this morning. Not sure what happened.
     
  10. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sorry, sometimes they just do that. I suspect heart attacks. I had a year old rooster just die over night last fall. Fine one day and gone the next.
     

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