Common early indications of a rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by gpamela3499, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Near San Fran Ca
    What are some of the common indications of a rooster? I heard spurs on the legs? Can hens raise their hackles? I have several different breeds and so I can not compare comb and some pullets have waddles but then some breeds of hens have waddles.


    Should I list breed? any help or observations appriciated? Roos will be rehomed or culled as soon as I am sure.
     
  2. NakedNeck

    NakedNeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Quote:Spurs are not an early indication since they grow long after you know it's a rooster, about 7-8 months old. Hens do raise their hackles. Most hens and roosters have wattles (spelled with t's [​IMG]), but some, like Ameraucanas, dont have any. Barred Rocks can be sexed at hatch by color. I can usually tell you which sex of those you have by the headspot, legs and overall color of the down.
     
  4. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Near San Fran Ca
    Thank you for the chart and the spelling correction. I have a pullet from the feed store that is a Plymouth Rock but I am pretty sure she is a pullet.

    As purchased as pullets
    1 plymouth rock
    1 production red
    1 white leghorn
    2 blue cochin
    1 welsummer
    2 black austrolarp (not true because they have a lot of red bars on the breast)

    Bantams as purchased not sexed [​IMG]
    1 mille fleur
    1 sultan
    1 red frizzle (that didn't frizzle) I think that makes a regular cochin) [​IMG]




    I think all the bantam might be cockerals [​IMG]
     
  5. Sock Puppet

    Sock Puppet Grumpy Hen

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    Im super curious as well...

    I checked out the chart... says he cant help on bantams though.

    I have bantam cochins. Seems like some of that applies to mine. Im pretty sure I have a roo, ok I KNOW I have a roo [​IMG]

    All but this one is pretty much feathered in except him.

    This was taken Monday. Meet Fizzbit....
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    Im sort of torn on this one, dont know for sure, this is Gizmo...

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    If you can tell me for sure, I would appreciate it [​IMG]



    Edit: they are 3 1/2 weeks old
     
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  6. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Near San Fran Ca
    Very cute chicks!!!
     
  7. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
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  8. Sock Puppet

    Sock Puppet Grumpy Hen

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    Im pretty excited that Fizzbit looks like he's a roo for sure. Thanks for the confirmation [​IMG]

    I have 4 black cochins so hopefully all the rest are pullets and Im all set for some baby bantam cochins [​IMG]
     

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