First time getting chickens, this one sticks out from the rest a bit. Is it a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tsimpson000, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. tsimpson000

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    Hi fellas! Ive been doing so much googling and cant seem to get a solid answer in my head. This chicken has long skinny neck feathers and more colors than the rest. Its also a bit bigger, but the tail feathers appear like a hens. They are all about 4-5 months old. It hasnt showed any aggresive behavior at all, nor has it been crowing at all. Thanks for the help guys :)
     
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  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Had to go look for the picture on your profile page, but yes, that is a cockerel. He's got male specific saddle/back feathers.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2; he's definitely a cockerel.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, you've got a cockerel.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    its a boy
     

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