Single comb silkie roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Teresaann24, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    single comb roo right? I was hoping this chick was a hen he has curled toes and a single comb i know i wont be using him for breeding i was hoping he would be a she and i could use him as a broody.

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  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    A single comb on a Silkie? Wow! What kind of combs did the parent birds have? Could you get a close-up of the comb?
     
  3. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    I have a silkie hen with a single comb. I think roos just have bigger combs no matter what style? it is.
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I would say rooster.

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  5. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    That is a cockerel, and single combs are not uncommon in silkies.
     
  6. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:im kinda curious... what make you say its a cockerel?. looks like a hen to me. never really sexed silkies. or not often anyways

    -Daniel
     
  7. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Quote:im kinda curious... what make you say its a cockerel?. looks like a hen to me. never really sexed silkies. or not often anyways

    -Daniel

    Although it's not a very good angle to evaluate the bird, you can still see the streamers coming from the crest, and the comb is already getting quite large. Also, the type more resembles that of a cockerel.
     
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I agree..the streamers say cockerel.

    Jody
     
  9. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Quote:I am new to silkies but thats what I was thinking about those longer feathers on the back of the head. male [​IMG]
     
  10. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Both Hen and roo to this Chick has the walnut comb but when I became a member of this topix i learned something about my roo that his comb was red and should be mulberry colored. The chick does have the mulberry colored comb but its a single comb. Yeah I figured he was a rooster. Poor little guy have him with one of my roosters that I got from Kentuckysilkies who is beautiful and true to type of the silkies in every way but will be moving him soon to put with a hen so I guess this little guy is gonna be lonely.

    I also just recently learned about the single combs in silkies. When I saw his comb growing in as a single comb I began searching the site. Its a default and unwanted in good breeding stock. The roo and hen of this chick has always gave me beautiful chicks even though my roo has a red comb. This is the first with the single comb. My little girl is very fond of him because he is so sweet he is the only roo I have that lets her pet him. So he has a forever home with me but I hate that he will be lonely.

    Added as you noticed my silkies don't like their corn. Picky little guys I buy the mixed grain feed for them and they always leave the corn..LOL
     
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