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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by amidonal90, Oct 8, 2016.

  1. amidonal90

    amidonal90 In the Brooder

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    I have a white chicken but does not have feathers like my others almost like a silkie but does not have the poof around feet or on top of head. It looks as he as spurs on the back if his legs. 30weeks old.makes noise like my layers and squats like them too just saw this, this morning. Also when i opened my coop he/she was on top of eggs. So question is this a rooster or a layer?
     

  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Crowing

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    Gonna have to have a picture.
     
  3. Sounds like a Hen to me...

    Cheers!
     
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  6. amidonal90

    amidonal90 In the Brooder

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  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    It's a mixed breed, not a 'pure' Silkie. It can be very difficult to get a photo that shows the feather detail on white birds. You can check the back for male or female specific feathering. Compare to your red sexlink hens. Females have broad, rounded back feathers. Males have long, thin, pointed back feathers.
     

  8. amidonal90

    amidonal90 In the Brooder

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    Is that a spur on the foot? I had one of my friends that has had chickens tell me very early on its a boy by that and looking behind. But when he did that i was confused. I thought he would be making lots of Noises by now.
     
  9. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Songster

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    There is a spur there, but hens get spurs, too.
     
  10. BaileyMChicks

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    Yeah. I have about 3 hens that have spurs, and I am 100% positive that they are hens. They have been laying for 3 years now, so I better be sure they're hens lol.
     

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