Help! Is this a rooster??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by HomesteaderMel, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. HomesteaderMel

    HomesteaderMel Out Of The Brooder

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    This is one of our Ameraucanas, Chowder. We think it's a rooster, but s/he hasn't crowed yet. Chowder is 3 months old...

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    S/he is a beautiful bird, which makes me pretty sure it's a HE... any more experienced opinions??
    Thanks
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    You are right! It's a boy! Congratulations!
     
  3. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have any roosters, but I can tell that is one for sure. I hope you can keep him!
     
  4. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

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    Sorry to say but yes you are right but he is a very pretty boy!
     
  5. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    What a handsome roo you have there! [​IMG] Notice the separated hackle feathers, & the curved tail.
     
  6. PHILMAN

    PHILMAN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes he is a rooster ! looking good .
     
  7. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh so very beautiful!!!
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Yes, it's a cockerel.
     
  9. HomesteaderMel

    HomesteaderMel Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, everyone! Yes, we are keeping him. He is our only roo, and we do plan on hatching some chicks in the near future [​IMG]
     
  10. omilona

    omilona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first foray in having my very own chickens. We had them when I was a kid, though. I bought 8 pullets (5 Ameraucana, 2 Silver Laced Wyandotte, and 2 Cukoo Maran). Well, not too long ago, one of my Ameraucanas grew a big comb and has started crowing. He looks just like your pic, but more rusty on the wings and shoulders. I hope he stays sweet. He is my 9 year old daughter's favorite and is very docile. He's 5 months now. We make a point of handling him the most every day.
     

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