Fairly Sure, Just Wanted To Check

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Ratzy, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Ratzy

    Ratzy Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm fairly sure my big SS (speckled suss-ex ) is a roo. I can't post pics, because I'm a newbie, so here's just a description.
    He has a much larger and redder comb and wattle than my other chick of his age.
    Green, shiny tail feathers are coming through and the tail itself is really tall and curvy.
    He fights with his 'sibling' ( they've been raised together ), hackles up and with claws. They don't actually hurt each other yet though.
    He's very cuddly ( not sure if this counts for anything ).

    His 'sibling' I can't tell at all. He/she is a runt, with a few thing wrong with it. There are two fleshy bumps on both of his wings, the wing feathers are 'messy' and he/she is very underdeveloped.

    Thanks in advance. [​IMG]
    As soon as I can I'll add pics.
     
  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    It sounds like you have a Roo. Please keep posting and asking questions. How old are your birds?
     
  3. Ratzy

    Ratzy Out Of The Brooder

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    They are 8 weeks and 2 days old.
     
  4. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It does sound like a rooster. I have some Speckled Sussex that are about 4months old. I will see about getting some pictures of them tomorrow to help show the difference.
     
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  5. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is probably hard to tell, but this is a picture of two of mine at about 3months. One on the left is a pullet and one on right is a rooster. He has a nice bright red comb and nice rooster tail. [​IMG]
     
  6. Ratzy

    Ratzy Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks fairly like the one on the right, different colouring though.
     
  7. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Also the tail is different for Roos and hens. The Roo tail is normally very upright.
     
  8. Ratzy

    Ratzy Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep, mine is a definite roo.
    I need a roo though, haven't had one for a few years!
     
  9. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok...so I went and woke him up. [​IMG] This was the best picture I could get. It has been raining tonight so he is a little wet. He is first generation off of my hatchery SS. And, he is 4months old.
    [​IMG]
     
  10. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    You have a gorgeous roo Jes. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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