Decisions, decisions...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by aidenbaby, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have, or so I believe, a rooster. One of my d'Uccle, Lucky, not only has a significantly more developed comb but it is getting a more pink/red hue to it every day. He is only 3 weeks. I can't have a rooster... at all. Top it off, he is the one that has a spraddle leg and crooked toes. Yes, I tried booting him and hobbling him and it didn't make any difference. I have to decide whether to wait it out and hope that he is really a girl that is really advanced or try to find him a home. What would you do?

    Chicken Little (she's shy) and Lucky at 2 1/2 weeks
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    Chicken Little and Lucky at 3 weeks
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    If I were to rehome him, Chicken Little would go with him.
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    That's definitely a little roo. If you can't have roos at all, then I guess you know what you'll have to do. [​IMG]
     
  3. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is what I was afraid of. I've been suspecting he is an early bloomer. I can't believe he is only 3 weeks and it's already so obvious. I keep hearing people say that bantams are slow to mature but both of mine are developing faster than my standards.
     

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