Silkie Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PhiberOptikx, Sep 18, 2015.

  1. PhiberOptikx

    PhiberOptikx Out Of The Brooder

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    A few weeks ago it was decided that this was a hen. However, since then the comb has shown a lot of development. Still say hen? It is 23 weeks old and I know this isn't the best picture.
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    A rooster would have crowed by now too. Maybe it is conflicted about it's gender. A pullets comb gets larger and redder when she is approaching point of lay. Does she squat if you touch her on her back - as she would for a rooster? Has he/she investigated the nesting boxes?
     
  3. Farrier

    Farrier Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't want to be a party pooper, but I had a 6 month old silkie roo who never crowed. The comb on this one looks male to me, but the crest looks female so I'll leave it to the experts
     
  4. PhiberOptikx

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    Hasn't crowed or laid or squated.
     
  5. PhiberOptikx

    PhiberOptikx Out Of The Brooder

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    Where did all the experts go? Do you need a better picture or is it an oddball?
     
  6. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    Do you have a side body shot? That comb is huge, IMO. Judging by what I can see, if say cock.
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    I vote rooster from what I can see
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

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  9. PhiberOptikx

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    Yeah, after seeing some other silkie roosters on here i have to agree. My wife will be very dissapointed
     
  10. peepcluck

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    I have 6 full time chickens and only two silkie. One of the silkies so far is turning out it might be a rooster because it keeps trying to ride the back of my regular chickens. This is kinda causing the peace to be disturbed in my backyard. I do not want him hr to be killed if I take her back to the person I bought her from she will be killed, even though I can trade him for a different chicken that might be a girl.....://www.backyardchickens.com/content/type/61/id/7326025/width/200/height/400[/IMG], not sure
     

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