Do I have a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BeckytheHen, Nov 13, 2019.

  1. BeckytheHen

    BeckytheHen In the Brooder

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    How can you tell by looking if you have a rooster?
     
  2. redrooster99

    redrooster99 Songster

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    What age?
     
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  3. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Gender specific feathers come in around 13 to 15 weeks of age.
    Can you post a picture?
     
  4. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Yes.
    We can help you with a picture.

    You're looking for male specific feathering such as long and pointed hackle feathers (neck feathers), long and pointed saddle feathers (base of tail) and long, curved sickle feathers. All of those are for males above 12 weeks old, on average.

    Males younger and older than that age are also distinguishable by large, red combs and wattles.

    Males over a year old also have spurs.
     
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  5. MysteryChicken

    MysteryChicken Crowing

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    Big red comb, Pointed hackle, & Saddle feathers. Sickle feathers on the tail. (Fancy Tail Feathers)


    Do you have a picture of your bird in question?
     
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  6. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz I want a hippopotamus for Christmas

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    This might help :)
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  7. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Significant comb and wattle growth 6 weeks or younger almost always indicate cockerels. Also like the others have said male specific saddle feathers generally grow in around 12 to 15 weeks.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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