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Thank you, he is such a sweet chicken, no rooster personalities at all. I do see the pointed feathers, definitely looks like a rooster, probably not all developed yet so he doesn't have the mean streak yet that he will probably develop as a rooster. And he doesn't crow, so I guess I was hopeful he was a hen. sad.png

Not all roosters get mean. Some make wonderful pets. I would be hopeful he could stay placid if not showing any aggression by 20 weeks but time will tell.

Have you only just bought them? If so your neighbour would more than likely known unless he is a novice as well by this age it wasn't a hen so I wouldn't buy from him again.
Edited by appps - 1/10/16 at 4:04pm

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our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

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our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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post #12 of 14
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Not all roosters get mean. Some make wonderful pets. I would be hopeful he could stay placid if not showing any aggression by 20 weeks but time will tell.

Have you only just bought them? If so your neighbour would more than likely known unless he is a novice as well by this age it wasn't a hen so I wouldn't buy from him again.

I totally agree with this bolded part. That bird has been identifiable as a male for a few months, I'd wager. if your neighbor won't stand behind his sale, don't deal with him again in this capacity. 

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post #13 of 14

Eagle is a cockerel, the red is a pullet.

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post #14 of 14

So much good information from the other posters so far.

 

The first response mentioned cockerel and pullet. Cockerel is a male under a year of age. Pullet is a female under a year of age. Over a year they are called Rooster or cock and hen.

 

The things hanging from the bottom of the face are called wattles.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/glossary-definitions-of-common-terms-for-raising-backyard-chickens

 

Roosters are definitely not necessarily mean. Some breeds more so than others. I was attacked by a partridge rock rooster 3 days in a row. He tasted just like chicken.

Other than him, I've had hundreds of roosters and never been attacked.

Much has to do with management style and how you approach your birds.

The rooster is the head of the flock. Let him do his job and you do yours. All will be well. I handle my birds after dark when all is calm. don't walk directly in their direction, move slowly around them (predators move fast) and bring food.

 

A rooster needs from 8-12 hens or he'll overbreed a single hen. A single hen won't provide enough eggs for you. If you can accommodate, get more hens from a better source.

It's recommended to have at least 2 hens for each family member. It sucks to have to buy grocery store eggs.

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“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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