Could this be a Rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by barg, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. barg

    barg Songster

    Apr 27, 2007
    This is my dominant chick. Its a dominique and is noticably larger then the others, it also seems more aggressive toward the others. They are all almost 2 weeks old .Is it possible this is a rooster? they are all supposed to be girls. Does the little pointy thing on its comb mean anything?[​IMG]

    A pic of my other dominique [​IMG]
  2. SkeeredChicken

    SkeeredChicken Songster

    Feb 27, 2007
    Orlando, Florida
    I don't see anything significant in there. Maybe someone else does. But, it may take another few weeks to tell.
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Yeah, its too young to tell yet. Give it a month, if it is a he, you'll know then. She could be just a large she.
  4. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Songster

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    Hard to tell at this age. But there are hens that are dominant, so Give it time, and you will know.
  5. girlsnboys

    girlsnboys In the Brooder

    Mar 30, 2007
    Whidbey Island, WA
    I am not really seeing much difference between them. When I started with my Dom's, one was bigger, bolder and the comb and wattles developed earlier (and RED) than the others. I swore it must be a roo. No, she was the first one to start laying and still the boldest but sweetest of the group. I'd wait and not jump to any conclusions yet.
  6. barg

    barg Songster

    Apr 27, 2007
    Ok thanks again for the info everyone.

    Quote:Yeah this one, which my wife has now named hazel, seems to be the boss of them so far but is also the first to come check me out when I go near their little tub.
  7. montverdechick

    montverdechick Songster

    Mar 10, 2007
    Central Florida
    If the legs start to turn black in the next few weeks, it's a female. If they stay yellow, it's a male.
  8. lillihen77

    lillihen77 Chirping

    Sep 15, 2015
    Spirit lake Idaho
    [​IMG][/IMG]Any idea what breed the yellow ones could be? I know they are mutts :) but the roo is a barred rock ,hens ...I have no idea...Craigslist chickens and two Americanas but they didn't give me any eggs to incubate ,so def no
    Americana in them ....[​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2015

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