Silkie roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LittleChickenLady, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. LittleChickenLady

    LittleChickenLady Songster

    Mar 4, 2011
    Clanton, Alabama
    So I brought home a Silkie that lost it's chicken-friend to some sort of critter.
    It was acting really weird, and I couldn't leave it there to be lonely. [​IMG]
    Now I need to know whether or not this Silkie is a rooster/cockerel or a hen/pullet.
    It's about seven months old.

    Oh, and yes I know it has a cross beak..


    I can get better pictures sometime.. but these were taken before I brought it home.

  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
  3. Ditto. Hen, comb is too small at this age to be a roo, and should be crowing also. SOO, if you hear a crow that sounds like a roo with a sore throat, that'd be him. BUT its a her. Pretty sure. Nice feathering.
  4. rbaker0345

    rbaker0345 Big Mamma Brahma

    Were you going to trim that beak? She might be acting funny because it is hard for her to eat. If you do trim it, do it a little at a time so that she doesn't aspirate any blood.
  5. LittleChickenLady

    LittleChickenLady Songster

    Mar 4, 2011
    Clanton, Alabama
    Apparently it's never crowed before, or laid an egg, so they weren't sure.
    And I know too little about Silkies to tell the difference.

  6. LittleChickenLady

    LittleChickenLady Songster

    Mar 4, 2011
    Clanton, Alabama
    Quote:We already trimmed it, and it moved.. which made us trim a little too much.. so it bled.
    It stopped though. Scared me to death.
    It's trimmed about even with the bottom beak.
    Just the white tip is gone.

    Oh, and it was just laying in a corner by itself since it's friend died.
    The other chickens picked on it, so it just stayed in.
    I had to take it.. [​IMG]
  7. Well, they really are sweet birds. I have a roo that got really mad at me when I sent his brother to a breeder. He was lonely, and I had to start integrating him with rest of the flock. Then hens were more ok with him, but my BIG roo had to put him in his place several times. Rotten snot. BUT, Roger, my silkie roo... He's a good boy.
  8. What a pretty little girl! [​IMG]
  9. BlackCochinLover

    BlackCochinLover In the Brooder

    Oct 25, 2011

  10. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

    Aug 14, 2011
    looks pullet all the way

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