silkie pair roo or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Freckley13, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. Freckley13

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    I have 2 silkies that I am trying to figure out if they are hens or roos, they have 2 different comb types and I have never had silkies before so would like to know whether I have a roo or hen! :) Thank you roxie1.jpg roxie2.jpg roxie3.jpg roxie4.jpg roxiebuff1.jpg
     
  2. Right now I think they look like hens. :) my rooster silkies had pretty big waddles early on and I don't see any in your pictures.
     
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    Is it normal for them to have 2 different comb type, the white one has a black "spikey" small comb and then you can clearly see the buff ones comb in the picture. I am happy if these are both hens :)
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    I don't see the white ones comb well. Really need photo with bird facing front and crest(feathers on top of head) held or pulled back to show complete comb. How old are they? It is difficult to sex silkies before 4-5 mos. of age and sometimes not until they crow or law eggs.
     
  5. Crazy for Chickens!

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    Please get pics of their combs from the front with the crest pulled back.
     
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    Will do! Thank you so much!
     
  7. Freckley13

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    I will get some better pictures of their combs. They are 6-7 weeks old
     
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    Here are some better photos of their combs, I also took a picture of the Buffs wings because he/she has alot more "normal" feathering than the white one. you can see in his tail there is straight feather instead of poofy whereas the white one has a completely poofy tail. I hope this helps. I got them both at the same time, so they are the same age. silkiecomb.jpg silkiecomb1.jpg silkiecomb2.jpg silkiecomb3.jpg silkietail.jpg
     

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