BLRW roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wyldbill, Aug 26, 2013.

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  1. wyldbill

    wyldbill Out Of The Brooder

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    I was sold two BLRW chicks as "pullets". But I (novice) suspect this guy to be, well, a guy. What do y'all think? Thanks!
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    15 weeks old now. (was 6 weeks when I bought)
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2013
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, he's 100% a rooster, due to the large red wattles and comb, thick legs, and pointy hackle feathers.
     
  3. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    x2. Oh, yeah, that's a boy.
     
  4. wyldbill

    wyldbill Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks folks! That's what I thought.

    My dilemma is that I want to keep him. But as they get older and we start getting eggs, my wife cannot bring herself to imagine eating an egg that may have been "influenced" by a rooster. I keep telling her that if we collect them regularly, there's no difference in an unfertilized egg. But she will not be convinced that there's not some "eww" factor involved.

    I'd hate to get rid of what will be a handsome rooster.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, rooster.
     
  6. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    Maybe this will help? This tiny difference is the only way you can tell an unfertilized egg from a fertilized one.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/16008/how-to-tell-a-fertile-vs-infertile-egg-pictures
     
  7. CowGrrrl

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