Cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dgriffi3, Jul 19, 2019.

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  1. dgriffi3

    dgriffi3 Songster

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    D0DD766D-2CCC-474E-B69F-2380D1CFA3CF.jpeg 04090AD0-6323-42FF-AFE7-2444BD62B2A9.jpeg I think this is a silkie bantam, but I am not certain. (Husband took the kids to get chicks and didn’t remember to note the breeds. ‍♀️)

    My son picked out two that looked nearly identical, from the same breed. Only one of the two now has this (comb, I think! I’m sorry, I’m really still learning. )

    Is this a cockerel? Thanks!
     
  2. TwoChicksChix

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    I’d go with a cockerel. I’m silkies, only buffs tend to get this mulberry color and mostly only the roosters do.
     
  3. cstephens1987

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    Cockerel
     
  4. dgriffi3

    dgriffi3 Songster

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    Forgot to include: about 7 weeks old.

    Thanks! Man, my son is going to be bummed. I would love a rooster, but our neighbors have been clear that they don’t.
     
  5. TwoChicksChix

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    You can always try and get a no crow collar. They don’t stop the crow completely but definitely stifle it quite a bit. I have a friend who isn’t supposed to own chickens at all with over 7 roosters. Nobody’s made a comment yet.
     
  6. cstephens1987

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    Large ear lobes, red and large comb, head streamers. All cockerel signs to me
     
  7. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    definitely a cockerel...
    I'd hesitate to use a collar on them. They work for their purpose, but I've heard many stories of them being applied incorrectly and the rooster strangling and dying.
     
  8. dgriffi3

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    Thanks! I hadn’t heard of a collar. We are also in a no-chicken area. I thought they were permitted as of a few years ago, but it turns out we are just outside of city limits. (So downtown hens are fine, but not suburban. Infuriating.) It isn’t enforced unless a neighbor complains, and my neighbors are fine with hens—just not roosters. I am going to see if one of my country friends can give him a home so that my son can at least visit.
     
  9. cstephens1987

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    That's really odd. Why would the county care about it but only outside of City limits. I've never heard of anything like that.
     
  10. dgriffi3

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    The people inside city limits fought for the right to keep chickens. I thought that fight would apply to all of us, but I was wrong. They are ok in the rural areas and, thanks to the fight, in the cities. They are only not allowed in the suburbs—a fact I didn’t know before and should have researched more carefully, I guess. We were really careful to buy a home in a neighborhood without an HOA, too. I actually thought we were being reasonably diligent!
     

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