Silkie Roo Showing His Masculinity Already?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hokankai, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I received two silkie chicks from a breeder here in town. One of them is already acting VERY roo-ish at 4 weeks old. It has a smaller "bump" on its head than the other, carries itself fairly upright and likes to stand up tall to get a good look at things, is a lot bigger than the other, and its peeps are somewhat loud and scratchy. Is it possible I have a roo who decided to make my life easy and show me his stuff early?

    Here's a pic of the chick at 2 weeks
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    compared to its partial sibling
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  2. TeriyakiChicken

    TeriyakiChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THEY'RE SOOOOO CUTE!
    Sorry I'm not much help [​IMG]
     
  3. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2009
    The "bump" is just a vaulted skull, nothing to do with gender.
     
  4. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that, but the breeder (Marjorie Best whose been breeding award winning silkies for a looong time) told me that her female silkies will have the knot on top of their skull and that males will not, which is why I mentioned it.
     

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