silkie cockerel

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« on: March 19, 2007, 17:49 »
Does anyone know how 2 tell the difference between a male silkie to a female as it has neva laid an egg and it has tried to mate with the other hens but the guy i got them off said they where all hens so i thought maybe it converted as i have heard of tht happening to ppl on this site
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2007, 20:04 »
the way to get difference from roosters  from hens is by the feathers on their neck. cocks come to a, point  point, hens is rounded off . or  pick the chicken up moving  ya hand from the breast towards the back, almost to the butt  area.the keel  bone tends to be sharper in a male and flatter in a female.  There's also thethe thigh feathers  most  hang off on either side of the male, towards the tail  for the head gear on chickens if u dont know all about the breed then dont bother cos they can all look the same
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