SILKIES, just when you think you have them figured out!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by magikchick, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    I have these three sikies all of whom I was sure were roos. Well 2 of them started crowing last week proving me right. What does the third one do? I walk up to it and it squats. I thought that can't be right roos don't squat. The next day it squats again. So I put in the pen with my resident stud muffin and he tells me yep it's a hen. So even when you think you have them all figured out and the signs all point one way, silkies will fool you.[​IMG]
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    me too me to Just yesterday I caught my 5 month old roo trying to mount my 5 month of buff silkie-I was jumping for joy because I thought for sure it was another boy! yeah for hormones showing us the truth!!!
     
  3. Little Ameraucana Mom

    Little Ameraucana Mom Need Help, Can't stop hatching!!!

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    I have 3 I Think are roos. One is crowing, I'd be happy if I"m wrong and the other two turn out to be girls !!
     
  4. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    Just keep watching them and you might get your wish.[​IMG]
     
  5. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2007
    Central Florida
    [​IMG] I have been proven wrong before too! I like it when it turns out to be a girl! [​IMG]

    Lisa [​IMG]
     
  6. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Isn't mounting just dominance sometimes?
     
  7. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:bite your tongue and don't burst my bubble of happy clouds I've been on for only a mear few days! [​IMG]
     
  8. SunshineSilkies

    SunshineSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2009
    Florida
    I always offer mine unsexed unless I have heard a crow or have seen an egg!!! I have been fooled alot of times myself. I started a chart that I use when they are about 8 weeks old. I make a guess and update it every month to see if I am on track or not...right now I am 50/50!!!!![​IMG]
     

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