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Age question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by minna, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. minna

    minna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you tell how old a cockerel is? My dh bought him as a her and they said "she" was 12-18 months old, but then I learned "she" was a he, and I know he is not that old.

    I have a pic somewhere, but I don't know what to post a pic of?
     
  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Can you post a picture of the entire bird? Including all of the legs all the way to the head?
     
  3. minna

    minna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not the best, but these are ok pics.

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  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Oh he looks like a youngun! Maybe 6-8 months old at best.
     
  5. gapeachy

    gapeachy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    kinda looks like a hen to me....you sure he is a rooster
     
  6. baldie

    baldie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I was thinking the same thing, it looks like a hen to me... [​IMG]
     
  7. minna

    minna Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would say 8-12 months, he does not have long spurs, his saddle feathers are not too long, and his tail does not look that long. [​IMG] I have a New Hampshire Red that is almost a year old. (He will be in March) and he has about the same length tail, spurs, and saddle feathers. If you rooster would have yellow legs I would say he is a NHR. But he doesn't so..... I guess he's not. [​IMG] LOL
     
  9. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I'm sorry but from the pics, I have to agree! Sure looks like a hen to me. The comb, wattle and such are in no way indicative of a roo?
    Way too femaine looking of a bird to be a roo, I think. Have you heard it crow yet? It is far enough along by now to easily be to that point, and does it have spur nubs yet? If not, it's a hen
    But I could be wrong
     
  10. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Sorry..I can't see the hen angle...I look at the photo and see nothing but cockerel?
     

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