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Am I a Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by themagicash, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. themagicash

    themagicash Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 10, 2010
    This chicken was sold to me 3 weeks ago as a 14 week old pullet. She is taller than my 6 month ladies, flighty, and just weird. I have a feeling he/she is a very young rooster. She is supposed to be an EE/BR mix. She does have some odd brown feathers in a few places. Its hard to get a photo because she runs from me upon sight!

    What do y'all think?


  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

    Sep 16, 2008
    Levan, UT
    Cock a doodle roo
  3. The Lisser

    The Lisser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Definitely a male. See those long, pointy feathers hanging down on either side of his tail? Those are saddle feathers, and only cockerels have them.
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Definitely a boy.
  5. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Quote:x 2

    Can you get your money back?
  6. themagicash

    themagicash Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 10, 2010
    Sweet, a $15 dollar Roo! Now to find a home... I am in the city and can't have a roo.

    Thanks for the replies!
  7. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2010
    Nenana, AK
    Yep. Roo all the way and those saddle feathers would have been shorter but still noticeable 3 weeks ago. That sucks that someone took you like that. I'd call and ask either return the bird and get my money back or get an exchange for a hen.
  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I'd contact the seller and return him. Yeah, he was a roo three weeks ago, and should have been noticable.
  10. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2010
    Ringgold, GA
    Quote:I agree 100 percent! It seems like there have been a lot of posts lately where people have been passing off roos as hens to unexperienced hobbiest. I hope more of you will go back to these people and give them what for!

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