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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:54 pm 
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Hi,

I’ve just bought a couple of what look to be young Silkie fowls from a local auction in Adelaide. Unfortunately the auctioneer wasn’t sure if they are male or female.

From what I can work out I’m guessing I have one male and one female.

I think the golden coloured one is a male and the dark one is a female
If someone could help me identify the male it would be very much appreciated. I’ve done the best I can with the photos. Sorry.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 1:00 pm 
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sorry to say---I think you have 2 boys :cry: pam

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I too think you have 2 silkie males. I dont think they even maybe look like girls.


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The gold one has a larger comb than than the other. However the dark was has the torquoise colour on its neck. Also the gold one has long flowing tail feathers were as the dark one seems to be just a big ball of fluff.

Are both the large comb and colouring typical of males?


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Yes i think they are still males. Both have larger combs and that spiky hairdo. Cannot see the tail feathers of the darker one but dont think it would change my mind.


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yep the size and colour of the comb and wattles on young birds---even though dark faced some redness is evident---and of course the "do"----sorry

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Thanks for everyones advise. Does anyone know anyone in South Australia who wants a couple of silkie boys? :-)


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they are roosters. wonderful roosters when they grow up. sorry for the late reply to this post... i would love to have one but i am too far away. i live in victoria


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mdobbie wrote:
Thanks for everyones advise. Does anyone know anyone in South Australia who wants a couple of silkie boys? :-)


try putting a FREE post in Wanted and Sales.. :wink:


Good luck!


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