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what's my silkie? please help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Castaneda530, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. Castaneda530

    Castaneda530 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can someone tell what my silkie is?..any tips on telling how?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    How old, it looks like a rooster to me, but it's age could help determine it.
     
  3. Castaneda530

    Castaneda530 Out Of The Brooder

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    That's the problem to.. I don't know its age... But Im guessing between 6-9 months... I just recently got him
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    the comb size and color, and the flowing of the feathers on his topknot and his tail to me indicate a rooster, you should either get an egg or a crow at that age after they feel more comfortable.
     
  5. Castaneda530

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    Thanks....helps out a lot...seller said it was hen...but my brother had a feeling he was a rooster ...I'll update when I'm sure he is a rooster [​IMG]
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think rooster too. Usually a female's crest is so big, it hides the comb
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Cockerel
     
  8. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, cockerel... Comb, wattles, he has "streamers", cockerel feathers that flow from the top of the crest towards his back; the thicker feathering around his hackles is where those streamers head to ;)

    And he holds his head up very high; a rooster trait.
     
  9. Castaneda530

    Castaneda530 Out Of The Brooder

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    he's a rooster guys [​IMG].....my brother and I are really happy he is....he stared crowing at the middle of night yesterday which was weird ...he's crow sounds funny ...can't wait to start breeding him [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. Castaneda530

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    That YouTube link is to a video of him crowing
     

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