Year old silkies hens or roos

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by smoon, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. smoon

    smoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two cute silkies who celebrated their first birthday today and STILL, to this day, neither one has ever crowed/danced like a rooster NOR have they ever squatted or laid an egg like hens. What is the deal? I have a third silkie who I bought with them from the same hatch and she laid at 6 months old and has ever since. Just wondering what everyone's thoughts are on whether they are male or female.
    Pics of them below. You can see their combs a little better in the pic where my husband is holding them :) one has a bigger red comb and the other has a small black comb but no behavioral difference between the two.

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  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They both look kinda like roosters to me, do you have any other fullbody images of them? :)
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Yes, need standing side profile view. Also like to see head forward with crest pulled back to display full comb.
     
  4. smoon

    smoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will get those pictures and post them on here in a few hours- thank you!
     

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