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RIR hen or roo?

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A little history...I got this as a free egg when I ordered Polish eggs from Dick Horstman.

The chick soon outgrew the others but was really slow at feathering out, at least 3-4 weeks behind. Wattles and comb became quite large for he(r) age...has never attempted to crow, but seems to be the dominant chicken in the flock of 14.

(S)he is 17 weeks. I always suspected roo, but I would like BYC experts to confirm.

 

Thank you.

 

post #2 of 8
That is a cockerel.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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A shame, because he is going to turn out to a beautiful rooster. Unfortunately he has to go.

Anybody want him for free? I live in So Cal close to the city of Mojave.

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Definitely a cockerel. Sorry. :o(

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A shame, because he is going to turn out to a beautiful rooster. Unfortunately he has to go.
Anybody want him for free? I live in So Cal close to the city of Mojave.

Lord, I'd love to (I'm on the car on the way to So Cal right now), but it's almost 1.5 hours out of the way! I wish...

200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
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Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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cockerel

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post #7 of 8

Beautiful Rose combed cockerel. With some advertising you should be able to find him a decent home, he's a very nice looking bird.

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post #8 of 8

Cockerel. 

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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