Silkie sex question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mammat, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. mammat

    mammat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is 24-26 weeks old. I think her top knot would be alot larger if my bantam rooster did not try to hump her 17 times a day.... by grabbing her by the head:)

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    Yes that is him lurking in the background,waiting to pull her hair out and stand on her back!
     
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  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    im sorry but i dont think thats a hen looks like roo comb and wattles are quite big
     
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful Silkie Rooster!
     
  4. SilkieMan

    SilkieMan Out Of The Brooder

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    Hard to tell!?
     
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  5. mammat

    mammat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do roosters mount other roosters?
     
  6. Jchantecler

    Jchantecler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only the young ones. That is a really beautiful hen.
     
  7. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    For 24-26 weeks old, that is most definitely a pullet.
     
  8. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she looks alot like my partridge hen - [​IMG]

    i'm lucky mine all started laying at about 20 weeks of age... it has to be a record for silkies, LOL!
     
  9. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have partridge silkies that is DEFINATELY a girl. [​IMG] the waddles are large because shes a beardless, no fluff to cover them up (which also bearded tend to have little to no wattles where beardless of any breed tend to have noticeable ones. ) 2. the coloring is definitely girl. the comb looks big because of the shape and lack of fullness to her crest, which if you look you can notice its starting to fill in some (full of pin feathers). [​IMG]

    shes very pretty.


    as for someone's question boys breeding with boys, YES males will mate one another, one its hormones especially with "teenagers" and 2. its a way to keep lesser males "in line"
     
  10. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think Pullet!
     

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