6 weeks - is it a rooster?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by PuffMommy, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. PuffMommy

    PuffMommy Out Of The Brooder

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    please say no...

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  2. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your pics are not showing up
     
  3. PuffMommy

    PuffMommy Out Of The Brooder

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    how about now? for some reason i have to right click on the link and click on "show picture". this is my first time posting pics...
     
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  4. Chicken_Lover4567

    Chicken_Lover4567 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your talking about the light brown one in the bottom right corner in the second pic, I believe that's a roo. [​IMG] I think I see wattles, and that comb is shaping up. I'm no expert though. It MIGHT be a pullet....[​IMG]
     
  5. tygab

    tygab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my first weigh in on such a matter... but that's looking like a roo to me. too much wattle I think.
     
  6. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    OH ya I think that one is a roo for sure. Sorry!
     
  7. PuffMommy

    PuffMommy Out Of The Brooder

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    a good friend is a hunter and a chef and will "take care" of this problem for me. when is a good time to give up the guessing game? do i have to wait until he crows? i feel badly but my neighbors will not be tolerant of a rooster.
     
  8. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

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    How old is he? edited -- (nevermind, I see he is a 6 week old rooter. ) [​IMG] Is he a BO? See my avatar, that is mine at about 7 weeks old. Here he is now, at about 15 weeks (ain't he a purdy burd! [​IMG])[​IMG]
    He started crowing a couple of weeks ago. Wakes me up in the mornings now because he is under my window, but I don't think he is loud enough for the neighbors to hear yet.

    I've never done it and don't know if I could, but I believe I've heard of people eating cockerels around my bird's age. We named ours and got attached, so he is just going back to where he came. [​IMG]
     
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