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Do I have a rooster here?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 8HopefulHens, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. 8HopefulHens

    8HopefulHens Out Of The Brooder

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    • He/she is a Columbian Rock about 16 weeks old.
    • Is a loof to the flock, especially when eating.
    • Grooms the tail feathers of the other hens when roosting.
    • Comes up to the house to get me when they are out of food or water (I have a water/feeder in the chicken run as well).
    • Follows me, leads me or runs next to me when wanting food/water.
    • Came to get me when the flock couldn't get in the coop at dusk.
    • Let's me pick him/her up about 75% of the time.
    • Don't hear any crowing even at 5am coming from the coop.
    • I have 2 Barred Plymouth Rocks: one is the "hen in charge" and the largest, the other is just plain mean. When they puff out or try to chase him away he just flies over them and lands on the other side of them, then ignores them.
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  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Irish Colleen Premium Member

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    I'm leaning towards rooster.
     
  3. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Rooster
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    He has male saddle feathers. I'm pretty sure it's a cockerel. Also, not a pure Columbian Rock with that brown, his neck feathers look more like a Delware (columbian plus barring). Definitely a mixed breed.
     
  5. 8HopefulHens

    8HopefulHens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your replies.
     
  6. chickens r life

    chickens r life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's real pretty!!
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  8. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it's a rooster
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2015
  9. 8HopefulHens

    8HopefulHens Out Of The Brooder

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    What do you do if you want to keep the rooster and also want to eat your hen's eggs? Make him a bachelor pad and keep him separate?
     
  10. Tasha1981

    Tasha1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is more than ok to eat fertilized eggs. Your rooster is fine with your hens.
     

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