Silky chicks growing up.. Hen or Roo? *pics of them aging*

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by equinelyn, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. equinelyn

    equinelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 2 silky chicks a few weeks ago from a private breeder. One white and one blue.
    This is my first time buying Silky's and I'm wondering if you can tell how full their feathers will be as an adult?

    Also what do you think the sex is? I heard you have to wait for them to either crow or lay an egg lol but I'm really hoping I have 2 pullets here! [​IMG]
    But something tells me Angel might really be an Angelo! Do you think these guys should fill out well and be pretty fluffy chickens?

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    Both of them again, Fifi and Angel
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  2. chickenlover96

    chickenlover96 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there such beautifull the white one looks like a roo but i dont know for sure
     
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  3. equinelyn

    equinelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I'm really hoping they will have very full feathers one day.
     
  4. flnatv

    flnatv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It takes a LONG time for their feathers to come in [​IMG] but they will
     
  5. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All Silkies go through an awkward ugly stage, but they look like they will blossom into beautiful puffballs in about 2 or 3 months. And, yes, the white one looks a little masculine.
     
  6. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    The blue looks like a girl. The white may be a roo but it's really too early to tell. If they are the same age and the white one has significantly larger legs and feet, then it's probably a boy. But you really need more time. i hope they are both girls, if that is what you are wanting. Both are very pretty! [​IMG]
     
  7. equinelyn

    equinelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The white one is feisty too. It will run from you, and when you pick it up it really starts flapping. I heard stories about the mean white silky roo's. [​IMG]
     
  8. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh man, i had a mean white Showgirl roo, Tony. He had the worst crow, like a loud gravely scream. And he would flog my legs whenever i went in the pen. He's living in the country now. [​IMG]
     
  9. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ugh I had one of those...He is gone now I have his son..LOL He is much better mannered maybe he saw what happened to dad...LOL
    ( I didn't kill him...LOL He was rehomed to my aunts house [​IMG] )
     
  10. mshuey1

    mshuey1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree the white one looks like a roo am not sure a about the blue one. There super cute![​IMG]
     

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