Can anyone tell me if my chicken is a rooster?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by stacey10, Jun 14, 2017.

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  1. stacey10

    stacey10 Just Hatched

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    Is this a rooster or hen?
     

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  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a Cockerel.Age?
     
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  3. stacey10

    stacey10 Just Hatched

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    About 16 weeks. I am new. This is my first flock and I thought I heard some noise this morning and this chicken has been behaving a bit more aggressive.
     
  4. danielley101215

    danielley101215 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster for sure
     
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  5. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you seeing any shiny,silvery feathers?By now he should have some saddle feathers,not seeing any that's the only thing that makes him 'Some" pullet like.
     
  6. stacey10

    stacey10 Just Hatched

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    i dont think it looks like there are any saddle feathers. The chicken just seems to have gotten a bit more aggressive to my other girls. It always pecks them in the neck and pulls feathers out of them.
     
  7. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Overrun With Chickens

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    He's a rooster, but I don't think cochins have saddle feathers until they're older. I have a 2 month old cochin roo who has no saddle feathers at all.
     
  8. stacey10

    stacey10 Just Hatched

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    Nothing silvery anyway. I've always looked to see if the feathers looked round at the ends but I just thought maybe when her being a different breed her feathers might be more straight.
     
  9. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Saddle feathers start coming in on cockerels around 3 months.Your rooster could be a late bloomer and feather late.Most cockerels do have saddle feathers by 16 weeks,maybe not a lot but enough to say boy or girl.
     
  10. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have raised many roos,Cochin bantam being one of them.
     

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