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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:49 pm 
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do they crow as much as other breeds and are they as visious


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:55 pm 
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We have 2 and yes they crow about 4am every morning, I'm already up during the week but don't really hear them on weekends when I'm not up. Ours also let out the odd crow during the day.

I find ours fairly placid, we have a hen that is more feirce, I've only had 2 silkie hens set, the 1st I could lift up and check eggs, as I can do with our xbreeds, but one silkie hen will have a go at you as soon as you go near the nest.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:05 pm 
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ummmmmmmm YES and they can be quite loud!!!

they do not tend to be viscious, although there are always individual differences.

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They are all different in my experience, when I was pregnant I tended to hear the silky roo much more than I do now, could have been the fact he was underneath my bedroom window too :roll: but now I don't notice any of them crowing. I have one silky roo that crows alot and one that hardly makes a peep. I don't have a vicious one now but did previously, it would chase and try to claw the kids, had to get rid of it.

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I've had a very viscous one, too. Not so much a worry for adults because of their size, but could still do some damage to a child if allowed to mix. He passed the attribute on to all his sons, too, so eventually the line was disposed of.
And yes...they crow as good and as often as any other rooster! :biggrin:

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:51 pm 
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Yes, silky roosters crow.

And so do some of the hens!

As has been said, temperament can be highly variable, although I don't believe that silkies are known for being aggressive.

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Yes, Yes they do we own two and even though they are not as noisy has other larger breeds we still had build them a sound proof pen for them to spend their nights. :chicks: :chicks:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:56 pm 
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I have heaps of silkies and the 2 roosters are just as lovely as the girls.
I once had one that was a bit toey and swapped him with another breeder.
Since then I have had at least 5 other roos - all very gentle.
If you nurse them a lot from babies they are even sooky.Because they don't fly or wander far,
they are also easy for small backyards.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:22 pm 
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thank for that my silkie roo doesnt crow at all during the day and crow at about 8 in the morning.


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