Culling what I think are Roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HTChick, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. HTChick

    HTChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Having gotten a mixed assortment I knew this day would come. Must cull some roos. No, I can't make more space, I have what I have and no, I don't mind roosters going in the pot but I would prefer it be someone else's pot. But first, want to make sure they are roosters! These are 3 months old.

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    I know the large brown is a Pioneer roo. I had two Pioneer pullets and they are 2 of the three I lost to vent gleet. Not sure what the breed on the large white but again pretty sure he is a roo. They are both very gentle but almost too gentle, they actually lay down to eat sometimes. The smallish red is a RIR I think but he seems to be at the bottom of pecking order cause he is always missing feathers. I got two turkens and I am going to post them in the Turken thread as well but I think they are both roos though I am not sure. I would keep them if I had a hen and a roo. I don't know what the white with grey speckles is, I like him but have no matching hens and I have to cull someone. The little one is a roo I think by the proliferation of pointed feathers. He is very flighty and also in constant state of no tail. He would likely be beautiful but...

    I am keeping a black Australorp (have several hens too), another grey and white that has a matching hen and what I think may be a New Hampshire (looks like the RIR but lighter orangish red). I will see how they get along and develop.
     
  2. HTChick

    HTChick Out Of The Brooder

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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    At three months, those are all males. That Pioneer is huge! Someone may well want him for breeding their own meat birds.

    The large white one may be a white broiler. It's not quite as large as I'd expect a Cornish cross to be at this age, but if you've restricted feed or free ranged it could be.

    I think your black and white is a poorly colored hatchery quality Delaware.

    The smaller reddish bird, I'm not sure what he is. He looks to have a rose comb? And I can't see his coloring well. But he's male, regardless of breed.
     
  4. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree with donrae, they are all males.
     
  5. HTChick

    HTChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!

    These are hatchery, forgot to mention that, McMurray.

    The reddish that I think is RIR has single comb, the smaller more multicolor has a rose or similar comb.

    Thanks so much!

    Yes, the Pioneer is huge and a lovely gentle boy. He used to sit on my shoulder until he got too big. I was sad to lose both the Pioneer hens.

    I would be happy to ship any of these to someone who wants one for simply the price of shipping. I will put it in the appropriate forum before I post locally.
     
  6. HTChick

    HTChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh and I cannot free range here (or at least it would be a short experience) and starter crumbles are freely available. Also feed some mixed scratch (with BOSS) and kitchen scraps and a flock block.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on donrae's post.
     
  8. showinbirds

    showinbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cockerels.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    x 3 on donrae's post. In the first photo looks like the turken has 2 heads (they are standing so close to each other)
     
  10. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    Try posting them on CL or at the feed store...
     
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