Are we BOTH roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TnChickHen, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. TnChickHen

    TnChickHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm curious as to if both of my BRs are roosters. One has the neck hackle feathers, the other does not. They are both the same age, came from the same local breeder. They are about 10-12 weeks old now, with no sign of crowing yet. (none of my other baby cockerels are crowing yet, they are EE). Also, Delilah is ALOT smaller than Samson. Samson's legs are as thick as my thumb!!! Here are some pictures:

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    A picture of both of their tail feathers:

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  2. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe that they are both roosters (or cockerels at this age).

    eta: They do not look like purebred barred rocks to me.
     
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  3. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    Yeah, I think I'm going to have to say they're both roos. Sorry.
     
  4. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both look like boys to me... sorry.
     
  5. Michie

    Michie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am no expert, but just comparing them to my BR females I would say you def have 2 males. I have read the lighter ones are boys and the darker are girls. sorry [​IMG]
     
  6. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    roo,roo,roo, they are
    That is whats yas got
    chop em,pluck em,gut em,rinse
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  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    There Black Sex-link (not Barred Rocks) Roosters

    Chris
     
  8. TnChickHen

    TnChickHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks All!!! I just wanted to know if they were both roos, as I'm going to be selling one of them. I don't mind if they are both roosters!! I've gotta pullet BR right now. And yes, I agree, they don't seem like they are pure BRs, thinking Sexlink....
     
  9. debs_flock

    debs_flock Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, both boys.

    The give away are the longer tail feathers at the top curving over the bottom feathers. They are starting to form the curve of the tail.

    Handsome boys though.

    Deb
     
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Yup.
     

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