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Silkie Roo? Please offer advice, suggestions and tips!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tamrync, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. Tamrync

    Tamrync Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,


    I could use a little help!!

    These guys are impossible for me to sex. The buff, roo? The blue hen?

    They are 14 weeks, no facial features yet. The buff I noticed a few "sticky looking" tail feathers and it is very round, the blue not
    so many "sticky" feathers and seems a little less rounded.

    Thank you for all your advice!!



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  2. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your buff is definitely a roo
     
  3. Tamrync

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    I thought so. Since the blue looks different, you think maybe a hen?
    I have one paint, buff and black roo already!! Oh well, guess I'm going to need more silkies. [​IMG]
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    the buff looks like a cockerel but side shots of their heads would also help
     
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  7. Tamrync

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    Thank you!!
     
  8. krackowpolish

    krackowpolish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a good pic of the face would be nice. the blu one is a hen, the buff one is probably a roo.[​IMG]
     
  9. Tamrync

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    I will take some facial pictures in the morning. Thank you!
     
  10. Tamrync

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    Well, I heard the partridge silkie roo and now all of a sudden he has some facial features. I am pretty positive I have a black roo too. The other one I have in question is my paint silkie. Hatched on the same day, has a rounded tail no facial features but some streamers (not nearly as many as the partridge and black but a little more than the blue hen). I have someone who would like to purchase him, jokingly she said she wouldn't tell me if it was a hen but I would like to keep her if it's a her. Any suggestions?
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    Lastly this is my blue hen.
     

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