Any chance this is not a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kyotto, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. kyotto

    kyotto Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a small flock of just 3 birds. We live in a small town and I can only have hens. Roosters are not allowed. Any chance that bird in the front is not a rooster? Birds are about 3 month old and while I can find a new home for the 3rd bird, I am afraid that if I only leave 2 other birds - they will feel lonely and scared. Any thoughts or word of advice? Thanks! Oh, and if you think the other two are also not hens - I'm going to cry :(

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  2. I HRT YARDBIRDS

    I HRT YARDBIRDS Out Of The Brooder

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    I would say that it is a rooster, by looking at the tail feathers..I could be mistaken.
     
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  3. DallasUrbanChic

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    Yes, it's a rooster. Two birds isn't bad, but I've found that it's much easier to integrate a single new bird when they are as young as yours are. So, if you are considering making the swap, do it now, before all the hormones kick in.
     
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  4. kyotto

    kyotto Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh well... I guess I need to start looking for a swap on the craigslist. Thanks a lot for replies. Really appreciated!
     
  5. DallasUrbanChic

    DallasUrbanChic Out Of The Brooder

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    Also check in with the place you got the chicken. Often, they will guarantee the gender accuracy to 90%. They may let you swap or send you a replacement.
     
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  6. kyotto

    kyotto Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, they mentioned that accuracy in not 100%, but they told me upfront that if I have a rooster - I'll need to manage that myself. They gave me a phone number of a lady that can help out. Hopefully will resolve it tomorrow and put it all behind me. Thanks again!
     
  7. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    That is one handsome Roo! I bet he'll find a happy home. Good luck!
     
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  8. kyotto

    kyotto Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, this is so true! My daughter loves him. We definitely going to miss him! So sad he can't stay...
     
  9. vivaciouswoman

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    Beautiful birds!! What are they?
     
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  10. vivaciouswoman

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    I see now quite clearly the difference in the feathers--pointy versus rounded. Is that what everyone looks at to make a determination?
     

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