Rooster Jo

Almost 4 months, and one Silkie finally let me in on the secret of it’s gender. Actually, it wasn’t a big surprise when I heard my white Silkie attempt to crow this morning. His name is now officially Jo, not Jojo.

Silkies are nearly impossible to sex until they’re mature enough to either crow or lay an egg. If you watch them often enough, their behavior sometimes offers a clue, but even still, nothing is ever for sure until that moment of truth.

Jo Silkie 1-15

I suspected all along Jo was going to be my big chance to give the No Crow rooster collar a whirl.

The ordered was placed this morning for the collar at My Pet Chicken. I’m pretty excited to see if the collar will keep Jo’s crowing to just a minimal annoyance.

 Well that’s one mystery solved… now I wonder if Patricia is actually a Patrick! Waiting to see.

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amy elizabeth, writer, author, antique dealer. Lives in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert on a small hobby farm.
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6 Responses to Rooster Jo

  1. FiddlinErin says:

    I am interested to see how well it works for you, because I have read about the collar in the past and wondered about it. Good luck!

    • tbnranch says:

      I must admit I have my doubts, sounds too good to be true. Thing is, I haven’t heard any negative feedback… so I guess I’ll just have to try it for myself!

  2. L Lindall says:

    so sweeeet! We have a few at that age also. Don’t they grow so fast? My view on sexing is that if it looks to pretty it must be a boy.

  3. I like the sound of crowing! Unfortunately we can’t have chickens where we live right now.

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