A Roo or A mama hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by OzChookingham, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. OzChookingham

    OzChookingham New Egg

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    Hello, I love this website and find it very useful and informative. I am new to the chickens[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] world. First time owning chickens. I have this light sussex that concerns me that she might be a he. We got 6 chickens in November last year when they were about 10 weeks old. As of now mid March no eggs from her while the other 2 Australorps are already laying, tiny cute eggs. Please tell me she is not a Roo. [​IMG]

    PS: Thought I send you a cute pix of my two Australorps laying at the same time and [​IMG] my DH handy work on the coop. [​IMG]
     
  2. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice! The Sussex is 100% boy, though. Sorry.
     
  3. Theeggboxtoo

    Theeggboxtoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A very handsome boy indeed!
    You see those slender pointy feathers down by his tail? Those are called saddle feathers and are rooster-only.
     
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  5. 100% rooster, sorry
     
  6. chicken241

    chicken241 Out Of The Brooder

    Rooster sorrys
     
  7. If only you were in AK,we would buy him, hes PRETTY
     
  8. OzChookingham

    OzChookingham New Egg

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    No wonder he looks giant compared to the others. Although he hasn't made that cock a doodle do sound just yet but I caught him a few time trying to do 'piggy back' on one of my australorps. As I live in a suburb I can't have a roo so I guess it is time to give him away. :(
    Thank you all for your response.
     
  9. audrey02026

    audrey02026 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry you can't keep him, he is handsome . I had to get rid of my salmon faverolle rooster for the same reason.
     

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