Cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BabyandCotton, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. BabyandCotton

    BabyandCotton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] This is my 18 week? Jersey giant. The eggs I've been getting are fertile ( bullseye is very prominent) and I think he is my rooster. I don't own any roosters whatsoever. But I think that he is. Hes got the cock stance and a hen squatted for him! He also bosses them around.
    -Liv
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    That bird is female. Mounting is dominance related.
     
  3. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think that is your rooster, it looks like a pullet. Also, that bird has another month or two before it matures. Is there another bird that could be a rooster?

    Also, seeing a dot inside the egg is normal... every egg will contain a blastodisk. Just in case, here is some help to help spot fertile from infertile eggs http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/01/facts-and-myths-about-fertile-eggs.html
     
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  4. BabyandCotton

    BabyandCotton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It match's up %100 with fertile. I cracked one that had been outside in the sun and it had some veins.
    Here's another suspect cockerel [​IMG] Light Brahma.
    -Liv
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    How long did that egg sit in the sun? A few hours? Or a few days? It takes at least 72 hours of being kept at a near constant 100* for veining to be visible.
    Most likely it was just a blood or meat spot in the egg.
     
  6. BabyandCotton

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    At least 3 days, probably more. I didn't expect them to start laying so I wasn't checking the boxes. It was a little dark spot with veins.
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  7. TheKindaFarmGal

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    Agree with junebuggena. How old is the Brahma? It doesn't look like a cockerel either, though they are slow to mature.
     
  8. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Brahma is a hen.
     
  9. BabyandCotton

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    He's 17 weeks, I was playing him a crow and he tried to crow so IDK.
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  10. TheKindaFarmGal

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    Really looks like a pullet, could even be the one that laid. Could you post another picture of her? And some hens crow.
     

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