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Flat head = possible rooster?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Woodlit, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. Woodlit

    Woodlit Out Of The Brooder

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    Last wednesday I picked up my chicks from the post office. 2 Leghorns, 2 RIR's, 2 orpingtons, and 2 wyandottes. I've noticed that the orpingtons both have a flatter head than the rest of the chicks. One has a much higher crown than the other, but both show this trait. I'm wondering if this is just a trait of the particular breed, or perhaps maybe this is a possiblilty of a young rooster. I had them sexed for females, but I know there is always the possibility of getting a rooster in the mix. Any thoughts?
    Thanks!
    -Woodlit
     
  2. Woodlit

    Woodlit Out Of The Brooder

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    Just in case anybody read this a couple of months ago and was wondering just as I was...
    Yes, the flat headed baby chick turned out to be a rooster. It was pretty obvious a couple of weeks later, but now at just over 14 weeks old its hard to miss :)
    Its funny listening to him trying to compete with the neighbor's rooster. He as the melody, but his tone and volume aren't there yet hehe :)
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    Sorry about the bad pic quality
     
  3. GAchick

    GAchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, he's a handsome fellow!
     
  4. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2009
    kountze texas
    your rooster is pretty
     

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