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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickyfun, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. chickyfun

    chickyfun New Egg

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    Hi, I'm new to having chickens ..... every question I ever search brings me to this website. I have 5 chickens, about 4 months old .... I think one is a Roo (Barred Rock) possibly so I decided to join BYC and get your expert opinions =) The others are a Black Copper Maran, 2 Rhode Island Reds, 1 Ameracaua's and I also have 5 Ameracauna's about 2 months old. I started out raising chicks til they were bigger then sending them to my daughters house and became fascinated and got a coop of my own. Thanks for all the info. your site has provided! =)
     
  2. WildWestChick

    WildWestChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to hear from you! :D

    :welcome
     
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  3. Odelia

    Odelia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a photo of the chickens so we can help you decide if it is a rooster?
     
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  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
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  5. chickyfun

    chickyfun New Egg

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    Hi, I'm trying to figure out how to post the picture .... will have it up just as soon as I do :)
     
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    chickyfun New Egg

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  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    Your bird is a cockerel.
     
  8. WildWestChick

    WildWestChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. chickyfun

    chickyfun New Egg

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    Thank you so much for your quick reply =) I Was hoping it was a hen, oh well. For my own knowledge and eagerness to learn more about chickens, can you tell me what you see that confirmed it was a cockerel for you?
     
  10. WildWestChick

    WildWestChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The tail feathers are long and starting to curl...and the tail is set very erect. The comb and wattles are large and dark red, the neck feathers are longer and thinner than a hens. His posture is much more upright, and he is lighter colored than a barred rock hen (roosters carry double barring...hens only have single barring) I hope that helps!!!
     
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