1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

Single combed silkie?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by shelleyd2008, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Sorry, I don't have a current pic of this bird, but I was wondering how big the comb gets if it is a roo? I have recently figured out that the 6 silkie 'chicks' I got at the auction this summer are probably about 7 months old, and I haven't heard any crowing!?!?!? I was thinking the single comb was a roo, but shouldn't it be crowing by now if it were? I'll try to get some current pics tomorrow, but was wondering if anyone can give me an idea? Thanks

  2. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Songster

    Feb 20, 2007
    Winchester Kentucky
    The comb will normally twist or curl making it seem smaller than it actually is. It is rare for the comb to stand up straight like other breeds. Some crow early and some do not crow until very late. If you can get a picture we should be able to tell the sex at that age.
  3. Bammony

    Bammony Red-dress-less

    Aug 15, 2008
    Salina, Utah
    My seven month old silkie just started crowing last week. I love their first crows. I wonder if the young rooster crows his first crow and then wonders, "Why did I just do that?". ROFL! [​IMG]
  4. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    Here's my single-combed silkie rooster, Lippy. His comb stands straight up. He's such a sweetheart. [​IMG]

  5. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

    Feb 8, 2007
    Lippy, what a wonderful name!! [​IMG]
  6. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    Quote:Thanks! We have Lippy, Leppy his mate, and Peppi their daughter. [​IMG]

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by