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cockerel or pullet!(I'm sure, but just want confirmation)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Farm_Maven, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. Farm_Maven

    Farm_Maven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Otis. I was posting pics of my chooks on FB to show them to a family member, when a friend replied that he is pullet, not a roo. Want more opinions.
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    This is my alpha roo, Otis's brother, Mylo
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    Here is one of his sisters, and you can see his other sister in the background in the first pic
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  2. silky_3699

    silky_3699 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    think he might be a rooster. but not entirely sure.
     
  3. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, that's a boy. Note the lighter coloration, similar to your alpha roos.

    I love barred rocks!
     
  4. Suechick

    Suechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "He" doesn't have the BR hackle feathers like Mylo or the long curving saddle feathers either. How old is he? If he's the same age as Mylo I'd say Otis looks more like a pullet.
     
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  5. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    cockerel for sure.
     
  6. monkeemakr

    monkeemakr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    roo their coloration is lighter than the girl's
     
  7. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    roo, has saddle feathers started also....
     
  8. Farm_Maven

    Farm_Maven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    believe it or not, they are hatch mates. I think Otis is just "under-developed" simply because he is not the alpha. Maybe God's way of ensuring secondary roo's are able to continue under the protection of the flock without the alpha roo trying to kill them or run them out like other species do.
     
  9. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    He's a pretty boy. [​IMG]
     
  10. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Boy. [​IMG]
     

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