Silkie sexing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by danh85, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. danh85

    danh85 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi. My silkie is about 6 months old now and I had always assumed it was a pullet (especially since I got two of them at the time and the other one made itself known it was a cokerel at 12 weeks). But this morning it let out about a half crow. It's waddles have seemed to double in size in the last 2 weeks. It has always kept to itself and left my other hens alone. So I'm wondering if I have yet another rooster on my hands?


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  2. danh85

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    Here is a full body pic


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  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    That's a rooster without a doubt.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Cockerel - his legs don't look to be feathered, and not black, wrong comb etc. Is he hatchery stock or mixed breed?
     
  5. danh85

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    Mixed I think. I picked them up at a chicken swap when they were about 4 weeks old. The guy thought this one was a pullet and wasn't sure about the other that definitely turned out to be a rooster. This one literally had a very small comb and waddles till about 2 weeks ago. Great
     
  6. yeye5

    yeye5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's very handsome!
    Does your other roo look to be the same mix?
     
  7. danh85

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    He's a little wet right now because it raining so imagine fluffier and the other is from a few weeks ago not very clear though

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  8. yeye5

    yeye5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm very curious--even though I know there is no way of knowing this--what breed/s he's mixed with.
    I haven't ever seen this kind of "mask" on the face except in my one gamecock. Of course I'm still learning and really just beginning my study of genetics in chickens.
    I wonder if someone who know more-- or has a better ability to make an educated guess-- might come along and add to this puzzle?
     
  9. danh85

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    Yeah it would be interesting to know now all I know is the guy I bought them from breeds show silkies and sells the ones that he doesn't think would make it. They were 5 bucks each and looked cool that's why I bought them. I can ask him in a few weeks if he's at the chicken swap again
     
  10. yeye5

    yeye5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I have to say you got quite a good deal :)
    You said when you bought "them". Did you get other chickens that day?
     

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