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Blue jersey giant

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by billyboy123, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. billyboy123

    billyboy123 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've gotten menu answers on this and thanks. I'm not sure if my mystery bird is actually a cockerel. We got it as a pullet. Think it was. After asking a couple weeks ago we decided on cockerel. At this point it's 15 weeks. No crow yet. Any ideas?????? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Definitely, 100% cockerel. There is no doubt with that huge red comb, and that patchy Blue coloring.
     
  3. billyboy123

    billyboy123 Out Of The Brooder

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    When will he crow? Or get a more rooster look?
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Some boys crow at just a few weeks old, some don't start until they are over 8 months old. Both extremes are completely normal, as is everything in between.
    Just like with pullets and their first eggs, there is no date stamped on the bottoms of their feet. Nobody can predict exactly when the eggs or the crows will start.
    In another month or so, he will look more like a rooster.
    Spurs will start to develop after about 6 months of age.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    some will not crow in the presence of an Alpha rooster, because he will attack them
     
  6. billyboy123

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    thanks! So would it be safe to look for another home?
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Yes.
     
  8. billyboy123

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    This is obvious an only rooster. Does this breed crow a lot?
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Whether or not a rooster crows a lot is more down to individual personality rather than breed. I had one rooster that crowed all the time. His son only crows a few times a day. His grandson crows a LOT. I've got 12 cockerels right now, ages 10 weeks to 14 weeks. Only one is crowing.
     
  10. billyboy123

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    alright. Anyway to pull a crow out now/ early? Just to get an all clear?
     

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