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Have I got a rooster on my hands?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HennaRose, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. HennaRose

    HennaRose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Six weeks ago I got a new shipment of day-olds. I ordered five. I got six. Sorting mix-up at the hatchery, they said. So I got a free chick by mistake, no idea if it had been sexed or was straight run, no idea if it was male or female. After searching online for photos similar to my mystery chick, I decided it's probably a Partridge Rock. My daughter named this chick Elmo. (We also have Abby, Zoe, Oscar, Grover, and Chloe in this batch.)

    Now the babies are six weeks old, and the five I ordered (sexed females) all appear to be developing about the same. Elmo is bigger than all the other babies, has huge feet and legs compared to the others, and is feathering out differently. There are also tiny pinkish wattles beginning to come in, and the comb is bigger and a little pinkish too. No crowing attempts yet, but six weeks is young for that anyway.

    I've suspected that Elmo was a boy since about a week old, but is six weeks old enough to make that determination for sure?

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    With Abby the Buttercup (pardon the headlessness. Elmo stretched up tall right as my shutter clicked!):
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  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster.
     
  3. chickmomma03

    chickmomma03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, I think he's a rooster too.
     
  4. Serenity06

    Serenity06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I would say cockerel.
     
  5. HennaRose

    HennaRose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I figured. He started feathering in differently by Week 1. I thought I'd best check in with people who have more experience than I do before I put him up for sale, though. Thanks!
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    it's a boy and Elmo Is a good name for him
     

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