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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:45 pm 
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Is this one a rooster? 3mths old. Thanks in advance!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:44 pm 
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Probably (hedging my bets a bit, but I think so)

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:26 am 
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Thank you for your response NellyG. Everything about “him” screams rooster, especially compared to our other silkie, but in a bit of denial because we’ll have to send it away :(

Is there anywhere in Perth/Peel (West Aust) region to re home roosters rather than send it to it’s death ?


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He looks gorgeous with his flowing neck feather "mane"........ Perhaps he won't be noisy? :hiding

You could live in hope of an egg.... .? I never give up with silkies until there's crowing or eggs.


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i think it is a he.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:18 pm 
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I dont know of anywhere to rehome roosters unless someones is after a silkie boy (which isn't common in the suburban area) Good luck rehoming him.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:42 am 
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I'm leaning towards a cockerel but would need to see his profile to see how high his comb is. I've copied a recent post of mine for someone asking a similar question. Hope it helps. Good luck!

Combs are usually bigger on the boys even when younger but you can get a girl with a large comb also but not as common. I had one girl who had such a big comb that I was nearly convinced that she was a he...... until she started laying! Lol!

Silkies are diabolical to sex so most people just say you won't know until it either crows or lays! There's an eyeball game that boys play with one another but sometimes even a dominant female can be mistaken for a boy if she participates! Sigh! Usually, the one who started the eyeball game will more than likely be a boy. It's an amusing game to watch! Quite funny! Beak to beak, head bobbing up and down, staring one another out until one gives way. I've noticed that once the boys are removed, one never sees the girls playing the game. I can't keep boys as I live in the suburbs.

But I do have one theory that I'm trying to apply atm as I've noticed one thing about Silkies: their comb whilst they're still young. I've noticed that a male seems to have his comb higher on his head like practically finishes above the eyes whereas the females usually finishes towards the front of the eyes. Just a theory atm but then again for all I know it might just be the line.

Not a definite answer, I know, but at least a few things to look for. Good luck! And, please, let us know as it will help others in trying to sex their Silkies too.

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