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Late blooming roo?

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We hatched peeps May 20 2015 and the two Roos we kept were obviously male from the tales and combs. About one and a half weeks ago, I started to notice one of the girls tails started developing what looks like sickle feathers, but no obvious comb. Now look:
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That is 100% cockerel.

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Lack of comb and recent tail development aside, I suspect he has been showing that classic male color patterning since he feathered in and has been sporting his fancy saddle feathering for some time now.

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Very interesting. Definitely a cockerel, given the feathering, but it really does lack a comb, and the tail is pretty far down. Almost reminds me of a capon. Could be a very late bloomer or maybe a male with a hormone imbalance.

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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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wow.   Looks just like my  "runt" rooster.  He was smaller and took longer to develop.  I knew he was a rooster because of the color of the feathers but it took him forever to come out with the sickle feathers and saddle. His waddle and comb are still small and pale.   To this day I still haven't heard him crow (he is 22 weeks old) but he is terribly bullied by a very very bossy hen who free ranges with him.   

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If by some miracle it lays eggs, I'll name it Caitlyn. Otherwise, I think we have a Bruce on our hands.
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Bruce is a good name!

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-Jackie- MN Mom of twins plus one!
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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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post #9 of 11

A cockerel for sure.

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Originally Posted by Ol Grey Mare View Post
 

Lack of comb and recent tail development aside, I suspect he has been showing that classic male color patterning since he feathered in and has been sporting his fancy saddle feathering for some time now.


I agree with this.

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