Do I have a roo???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Auntx23, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. Auntx23

    Auntx23 New Egg

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    Hello chicken lovers! [​IMG] I am new to the wonderful world of feathered friends. In March I got 2 black sexlink, 3 buff orpingtons, 2 Auracanas and 2 red australops. I am concerned one of the sexlinks may be a roo. The comb is very prominent, it recently has crowed a couple of times but no spurs... Please help I dont want a "freezer coop" if I dont have to.

    I got all my chicks at family owned hatchery, and they said the sexlinks are a cross of barred rock and rhode island red.

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  2. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and [​IMG] It does look like you have a roo based on its comb/wattles, tail feathers, and crowing. He is beautiful, but he definitely isn't a sexlink pullet.
     
  3. Jerseycoop

    Jerseycoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry but I see saddle feathers [​IMG] he is very handsome. I hope you can keep him.
     
  4. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is an Australorp roo...

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    (here is a shot of one of mine from last year)

    Here is what a BSL pullet looks like:

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    (these are my 2 girls...)
     
  5. Auntx23

    Auntx23 New Egg

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    OH NO I knew it before I asked. I cant keep him either (City codes) The hatchery said they would replace it with another sexlink. But it would be a chick AND I dont know how to introduce without there being a issue. Any suggestions on how old before you can introduce and how?
     
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  6. smarquis86

    smarquis86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they have to be close to the same size to introduce the new chick to the flock
     
  7. smarquis86

    smarquis86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i love the first pullet so much gold my sexlinks are mostly black and a little gold with shades of green
     
  8. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i love the first pullet so much gold my sexlinks are mostly black and a little gold with shades of green

    she is one of my sweetest too, runs up to me to be picked up and petted....
     
  9. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have 3 8 week olds, trying to introduce them to my 18 week olds...I started with a cage inside the coop when they feathered out, 5-6 weeks...now I am letting them mingle, the older girls go after them, but that is normal. They are getting used to them, and the little ones know where to go for safety...it is not easy...not sure I would do it again...
     
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    A rooster for sure, but not a black sex link. Black sex link males are barred. Likely an australorp.
     

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