Silkie sexing needed.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Surjeet, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Surjeet

    Surjeet Out Of The Brooder

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    Is this a boy or a girl, I was always so sure it was a girl until she started crowing this week end?


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  2. nixzoo

    nixzoo Out Of The Brooder

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    That is definitely a rooster.
     
  3. Surjeet

    Surjeet Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for confirming I'm not crazy!
     
  4. nixzoo

    nixzoo Out Of The Brooder

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    No problem :)
     
  5. AlicesSilkies

    AlicesSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    hes beautiful!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. Surjeet

    Surjeet Out Of The Brooder

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    Indeed he is. But I am returning him and his 2 brothers to the person who sold them to me as 2 hens and a rooster. I've been feeding them for 2 months waiting on eggs, 1 month again one of the "hens" started crowing and then this weekend the big comb "hen" also started crowing. What I thought were attemps to mate were indeed dominance fighting, as this one is the smallest and weakest of all three, I isolated her/him this weekend and he finally came out with a nice crow cause he didn't have to fear his brothers anymore. Poor little thing.
     
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    He didn't have those streamers when you got him! :eek:

    If only he didn't have that single comb.. He has a really nice shape.
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2012

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