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Silkies and Streamers

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by silkiechick05, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is a streamer and what does it look like??


    I heard that it is a gender indicator for the boys...



    pictures/descriptions anyone??
     
  2. silkielovr

    silkielovr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I'm no expert but the streamers are the little "feathers" that stream off the back of the crest in a rooster. Looks like he is traveling FAST!

    Compared to a nice round crest in a hen you can sure see the difference
     
  3. yellowflower

    yellowflower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pics anybody?[​IMG]
     
  4. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

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    Well, this is not the best picture, but it is of a cockeral that is approx. 5 1/2 - 6 months old. If you will notice, he has those little strands of feathering that is hanging off the end of his head.....they don't want to lay flat, and only my males have this.

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    But, beware also..... some boys don't exhibit much of a streamer, look at this cockeral that is just a little older that is crowing, but does not have them! At first sight I thought he was a pullet.

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  5. silkielovr

    silkielovr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey! That rooster is gorgeous! What color is that? I'm having trouble with Blue, Black, Grey, this VERY pretty!
    And great bird to match the color too!
     
  6. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    That sweet boy is a dark blue....he looks much lighter in that picture, but, blue it is.
     
  7. yellowflower

    yellowflower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's some streamers on mine.
    My splash boy has undeniable male traits. He's about 5 months
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    My cuckoo has very clear streamers. 6 months old.
    [​IMG]
    And my off color white roo has them clearly. 6 months old.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

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    Jemison, AL
    Those are excellent examples of male streamers!
     
  9. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Streamers on my partridge boy:

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    My girl's globular crest with no streamers:

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  10. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys!

    I am going to try to get some pictures of my babies to be examined... they aren't that old yet so i don't know.
     

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