Silky Jersey giant Cross is it a rooster?

Rooster or hen?


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Silkie Rancher

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Oct 24, 2017
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The mother of this bird is a big black Jersey Giant. The father is a modestly sized white silkie rooster. The first picture here is the chicken in question. 3months old.

I will also post pic of mother and father and a confirmed rooster of the same parents.
I have hatched four of these mixes so far and all have been roosters but have had different Combs. Some had a walnut come some had a raised comb I don't know what it's called.
 

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Silkie Rancher

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Oct 24, 2017
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I wish I had done the DNA testing like I planned. Dad the silkie has a giant Walnut comb which looks exactly like this little birds comb except for the size differential. The funny thing is that the bird in the picture below is from the same father and mother but completely different comb and it's a rooster!
 

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I wish I had done the DNA testing like I planned. Dad the silkie has a giant Walnut comb which looks exactly like this little birds comb except for the size differential. The funny thing is that the bird in the picture below is from the same father and mother but completely different comb and it's a rooster!
I don’t think it’s definite but when mixing breeds with different combs, males tend to take their mothers comb and females their fathers. But sometimes combs can mix and just make a mixed comb, like your pullets’.
 

Silkie Rancher

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I had no idea about the comb swap thing. That's something I definitely need to research. We have a couple different kinds of birds that like to mix it up and we are never sure what we are going to get for chicks.
 
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