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Bully chick maybe a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sdaikus, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. sdaikus

    sdaikus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What's your guess?

    She's very bossy, kinda mean and flys around a lot! I'm hoping she's just a dominant female, but I don't think so..

    I'm curious to see what you all think [​IMG]
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    How old is this bird? I do think you have a cockerel on your hands - there are three rows of peas showing very clearly.
     
  3. sdaikus

    sdaikus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought so.. He/she is 5 weeks
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    x2 that is a pretty defined comb for 5 weeks .
     
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  5. sdaikus

    sdaikus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He/she is aggressive .. Should I separate? She hasn't hurt any of them yet. She just seems very rough.
     
  6. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    What is he doing that is aggressive? Chicken society is not a gentle society - and to our eyes their "normal" behaviors can seem unacceptable.
     
  7. sdaikus

    sdaikus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha this is very true! I guess I'm just a wuss.

    He is jumping on their backs, pecks at their faces and chases them around like a mad man.

    @Ol Grey Mare
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    If you didn't intend to keep a rooster, I vote to get rid of him. No reason to keep a male bird just cause you got an Oops.

    If you decide to keep him, he's fine to stay in the flock, but you need to be sure everyone has lots of space. And keep in mind, he'll be sexually mature a good month before your pullets are, so there can be some distressing attempts at mating.
     
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  9. sdaikus

    sdaikus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the info!
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Bullies do come in both sexes and unless blood is really drawn, he would be okay. Pecking order can seem pretty savage as they learn and establish their ranks, but yeah, it's a cockerel. If you don't want one, don't keep him. I love my roosters, but unless you want to breed and have to figure what to do with extra males every time chicks hatch, no need to have one, necessarily.
     
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