Young Silkies, roos or pullets?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by coberdor, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. coberdor

    coberdor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey guys, what do you think, roos or hens?

    I have two young silkies that are shaping up differently than the others. This splash and blue both seem to be getting longer necks than the others of the same age. They are about 3 mos.

    Carmel
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  2. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both are roos, and I would love to have the second one.
     
  3. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

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    Yes they look like roosters to me/
     
  4. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both roo's see those long shiny feathers down the back of their necks. That is an indication in silkies that it is a roo. I have a young roo with hardly any comb or wattles belived to be a girl but those same type of feathering gives him away ALL roo.
     
  5. RooptyDoo

    RooptyDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep definitely 2 roo's
     
  6. coberdor

    coberdor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks a bunch everybody. O.K. Now what to do with 3 roos in my small flock? I have just 9 young pullets.

    Hey Kentucky Silkies, I emailed you. Let me know.

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  7. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
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    Ok looks like i need to post my silkies, how can you tell these two are roos???

    I cant sex a silkie, even if they are 3 months...

    =O(
     
  8. BoiseBubba

    BoiseBubba Serama Psycho

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    ROOSTERS
     
  9. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both are cockerels.
     

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