Another “ are these cockerels” post.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 15WildTurkey, May 11, 2019.

  1. 15WildTurkey

    15WildTurkey Songster

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    I had a batted rock I swore up and down was a roo as it grew faster then it’s other barred rock sisters, had a pronounced comb and wattles and lo and behold Jamie Lee was a lady.
    So I’m hesitant about this one.
    I think I’m a little more convinced about my Americana.
    The “barred rock”, Steve Rogers has the strangest patterning I’ve ever seen. Prob just poor breeding. It has some rusty feathers on its back. A single comb and big wattles. It is 11 weeks old. From Hoover’s
    The Americana, Buffalo, has a rose comb, that appears to have 3ish ridges. The tail feathers seem pretty definitive though. I got it at tractor supply. I have one more of them That has a more typical pullet tail. It is 10 weeks old.
    Anyone want to tell me that I def have 2 Roos? I got 4 straight run silkies as I was hoping for a fuzzy roo! So far they aren’t letting me know.
     

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  2. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Gonna need better pictures of the Easter Egger. (Americana is actually an Easter Egger). It has a pea comb, not rose comb.

    The first one is a black sex link cockerel, not a barred rock.
     
  3. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    The Easter Egger, though, I'm pretty sure is a male.
     
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  4. imnukensc

    imnukensc Crowing

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    Both are cockerels.
     
  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Puppy Dreaming

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    First two pictures show males. The last bird can't see the comb. If it's red it's a boy too.
     
  6. 15WildTurkey

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    Aaaaah black sex link! That’s a bummer. He was in a set of “hatchery choice layer females”
     
  7. coltgrizzz

    coltgrizzz Chirping

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    First two look like roos
     
  8. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Someone lied. Probably offloaded a ton of males.
     
  9. debid

    debid Crowing

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    Both cockerels. Pretty sure the first one is from a production line they call "commercial black". Not sexlinks but about as close to a barred Rock as production reds are to a RIR.

    I could have sworn it was Privett breeding those but I'm not 100% sure.
     
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  10. 15WildTurkey

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    Ooh well. Somebody’s getting eaten! Steve had the little white head patch and all. Darn it. They are both super sweet too. I’ll give them a while and see who is more chivalrous
     
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