Silkies and wattles...Do I have a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Peppermint, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. Peppermint

    Peppermint Songster

    I have a 3 month old buff silkie (hatchery) that is developing some decent sized wattles. I've looked at alot of other people's pics of silkie hens and haven't seen any wattles...

    Do wattles on this age silkie definitely mean roo?

    Thanks!

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    And here's a close-up...not very lady-like, huh?

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    Last edited: Jul 18, 2010
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  2. shellz131

    shellz131 Sams Memory Lane

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    I would say it is a roo
     
  3. TreeHugger

    TreeHugger Songster

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    I would say roo also, but a picture would be great! I've got breaded silkies & none of them have wattles (or they are super small) - hens & roos.

    I think the non-breaded varities have wattles, but I'm not sure if it's just the roos.

    I'm sure someone on here would know!
     
  4. peepswiththepoof

    peepswiththepoof Songster

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    Definitely a roo.
     
  5. Peppermint

    Peppermint Songster

    But, but, but.....you all say Silkies are so hard to sex this early...[​IMG]
     
  6. DeAnna314

    DeAnna314 In the Brooder

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    The tail would be more rounded if it were a hen too. His tail feathers are angular. I'm no pro, but of my seven by that age I saw clear differences like this.
     
  7. spikennipper

    spikennipper Songster

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    Roo.
     
  8. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Songster

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    Ok before you get rid of her..... This is a pic of my hen and yes I said hen..This is my 1st silkie ever I thought she was a he and had her all packed to go to the farm swap and in the morning found an egg..Yep an egg!!!
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  9. Peppermint

    Peppermint Songster

    3chickens: So there is hope!!! Thank you for your hen pic.

    No roo-like behaviour here at all, just that mulberry comb popping up out of nowhere [​IMG]
     
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  10. askjcm2005

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    Quote:How old is she?
     
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