Silkie Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by creative14215, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. creative14215

    creative14215 Out Of The Brooder

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    Onyx,

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    This is my first year with chickens. Got our first RRs in april. The I got 2 silkie chickens late july, they were almost a month old when I got them. 3 months ago I sent one of them back to the farm because he was crowing! Now the other is sounding like a duck squeeky toy that's been stepped on. The person I got them from said they were both female but it's looking like they were both roos. She did take the first back and replaced it with what she thought was a hen now the older one is crowing. UGH! Just when I was starting to look for the first egg! I really love this one but don't want any roos! So docile more like a lap dog than a chicken, really patient with my kiddos too. The pictures don't do justice, this one has beautiful teal green/blue feathers on part of the tail feathers and mid section. What does everyone think, how do you tell if its a roo? Onyx is a little over 6 months old.
     
  2. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Onyx is a rooster. Sorry
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    thats a cockerel it has streamers coming from the crest is the main giveaway
     
  4. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Rooster
     
  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Rooster, sorry.
     
  6. creative14215

    creative14215 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh no, now I have to think about this one, I really do LOVE that one. Thank you everyone for your quick responses.
     
  7. krackowpolish

    krackowpolish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rooster. very cute too!
     
  8. creative14215

    creative14215 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone, we love Onyx too much I guess we're just going to have to learn to live with the crowing and whatever comes next!
     

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