a rooster in my flock???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ema, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. Ema

    Ema Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2010
    N. Ontario CANADA
    I need help in determining if I have a rooster in my bunch of laying hens. I hope someone can give me some clear idea what a red sex link rooster looks like???? are they different colours than the hens. I am very new to chiken keeping and I don't really remember much of my grandmothers rooster but even so its been a very very long time.

    Everytime I go into the coop I got one that likes to chase me about, or my husband, then it lets out this loud crowing sound, not the cock-a-doodle type, (don't laugh I just don't know how to describe it) but it sounds like a haunted house door creaking wide open...anyhow it then mixes into the bunch and I can't tell which one it is. I am worried I might have a rooster. my Chickens are 8 weeks old now almost nine weeks. I ordered 20 but they gave me 21 for soem reason, and I guess they do that with every order, put in an extra chick just in case??!! Anyhow my freind who ordered at the same time says she has a rooster, but its white, all white, and it sticks ut liek a sore thumb inher flock of 30 red sex links. Any ideas?? or am I just dealing with one cranky chicken??
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    A red sex link rooster is primarily white. Possibly a production red rooster got mixed in with your chicks.
     
  3. GoldenCometLady

    GoldenCometLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feel your pain. Yes they are suppose to be white. But I got a rooster
    in my bunch of red sex links (Golden Comets) He was the same color
    as the girls but just kept getting bigger. His comb got bigger his legs
    were longer and bigger around. I kept thinking well it just cant be because
    the roosters are white. He began to get some pretty feathers.
    He finally began to act like a rooster so I farmed him out with a neighbor.
    I guess the joke is on us but I was not laughing I bought pullets not straight
    run.[​IMG]
     
  4. Ema

    Ema Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2010
    N. Ontario CANADA
    Quote:production red rooster?? are these what they use to get the red sex link hens?
     
  5. chicknduck

    chicknduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So it is possible. I have not heard any crows but Half of my eggs have had a bullseye. I have been crowing trying to see if one crows back but I didnt think it was possible for a Golden comet hen to not be white.
     
  6. Ema

    Ema Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2010
    N. Ontario CANADA
    I am trying to find pics of golden comets, can't find any...maybe not looking in right place!!! I really hope I don't have a rooster I just wanted laying hens no boys allowed in my coop darn it!!!! ahahaha, I will have to give him to my freind if indeed I got a roo :-(
     
  7. JMPE

    JMPE Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Post pics of all your birds, we'll tell you which is a roo.
     
  9. Ema

    Ema Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2010
    N. Ontario CANADA
    Quote:[​IMG] I think I might just do that, will tkae pics in the morning when there is more light, kinda dark now.
     

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