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So my hens wanted to sit on the eggs so I thought what the heck. About three weeks or so later There was two baby chicks. One later died. Now I have noticed that the others are starting to chase the new one away. So I am wondering if its a rooster? I don't know how to tell? So I'm asking for help here and any ideas?

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Undoubtedly a rooster. Is he not crowing yet?

Cant find my other BYC account, so had to revert to this one...

My philosophy: if it aint broke, dont fix it. If it aint sick, dont treat it. "Organic" has its place, but not at the expense to the well being of the animal. I vaccinate my children, and I'll vaccinate my animals. If you ask, I'll tell you. If your being nosy, I will tell you so, if your honestly seeking my $.02, I'll honestly...

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Cant find my other BYC account, so had to revert to this one...

My philosophy: if it aint broke, dont fix it. If it aint sick, dont treat it. "Organic" has its place, but not at the expense to the well being of the animal. I vaccinate my children, and I'll vaccinate my animals. If you ask, I'll tell you. If your being nosy, I will tell you so, if your honestly seeking my $.02, I'll honestly...

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The bird in your profile pic? Yeah, that's a rooster. Males are usually bright red in the comb by 10 weeks old. He's also got male specific coloring, with dark red on the shoulders/wings and a solid black chest. Then there are the long, flowing, Fabio-style neck feathers, and the long, thin back feathers. Those are called hackle and saddle feathers, and are specific to males.

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The bird in your profile pic? Yeah, that's a rooster. Males are usually bright red in the comb by 10 weeks old. He's also got male specific coloring, with dark red on the shoulders/wings and a solid black chest. Then there are the long, flowing, Fabio-style neck feathers, and the long, thin back feathers. Those are called hackle and saddle feathers, and are specific to males.

I agree.

I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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post #5 of 5
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You guys are all way to smart. No he's not cowing yet. He does look like the rooster. Thanks all!
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