Alpha and Beta roos?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kanga77510, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. Kanga77510

    Kanga77510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm certain I have one cockerel out of my three babies. One I'm not sure about, it has the same feather markings as the confirmed roo, but it smaller. It has a smaller comb, and slightly smaller in size as well. Could that be a beta roo, or perhaps a pullet I haven't recognized?
     
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  2. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Rochester, NH
    post some pics and it might help us figure it out for you. what breeds are they too. that may also help us to ask you some specific questions related to the breed's possible gender.
     
  3. Kanga77510

    Kanga77510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been told they're RIRs. These were taken just before Thanksgiving. I have another little bird, looks just like Larry but without the white spots on the wings. That one is Curly. (the three stooges, get it?)

    This is Moe, I've been told he's my cockerel. He's the biggest.
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    And this is the one I call Larry.
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  4. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    Idaho
    Do you have a picture with Larry's head clearly visible?
     
  5. Kanga77510

    Kanga77510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the best I could find in my photos, I'll try for more this afternoon. Chickens are hard to photograph. I almost always end up with tail feathers, LOL.
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  6. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    Idaho
    From that photo, I'd say Larry is probably a girl, but I could be wrong.
     
  7. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Larry is a pullet. Moe is the only cockerel I see.
     
  8. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Rochester, NH
    heh, i've had 4 Stooges in my year so far of chicken raising. Larry, Moe, Curly and Curly Joe (NO SHEMP!)

    i'm thinking hen too! good luck with your chickens!
     
  9. Kanga77510

    Kanga77510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's funny. I'll have to change her name then. Or maybe I'll just leave it Larry. Like Johnny Cash's song, A boy named Sue.
     

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