Help - Do we have a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mrs Swindells, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. Mrs Swindells

    Mrs Swindells New Egg

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    So we got some new (what we thought were) girls recently (approx 8weeks ago) and one of them has grown significantly more than the others. He/she is a bluebell/blue ranger, which we've not had before so we're not used to the look of the new breed (the other girls are all different breeds as this was the last left so we've got nothing to compare to). We've also never had a roo before so no idea what to look for. This chicken is much bigger than the others and my DH suspects that is a roo, I'm not sure.

    Can anyone shed any light?

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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I think that your DH's suspicions are correct
     
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  3. Mrs Swindells

    Mrs Swindells New Egg

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    Hi CTKen, if she is a he are we still able to eat the eggs? I'm a bit nervous about keeping her/him with all out girls :-S
     
  4. ECSandCCFS

    ECSandCCFS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2x
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    It's a roo. If you pick up the eggs every day, you don't have to worry about any embryos .
     
  6. Mrs Swindells

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    Thanks everyone!
     
  7. Mrs Swindells

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    Sorry - I keep thinking of more questions...

    Do Roos make a lot of noise? I guess we won't be able to keep him if he disturbs the neighbours too much!
     
  8. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    some roos are noisy and crow all day, like mine does.
    other roos are polite and don't make much noise.
    it's a wait and see thing.
    if he turns out to be an excessive crower, try a no-crow collar.
     
  9. Mrs Swindells

    Mrs Swindells New Egg

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    Thanks for the advice and the tip on the no crow collar! I will keep my fingers crossed for a quiet Roo (now named Blue... rather than Bluebelle!)
     
  10. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    It can also depend on the crowing from other roosters in the neighbourhood. Once one starts, it can be a noisy cycle of "I can crow louder than you" game for a while.
     

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