Help! Is this angel a roo, or a hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MADZ of Animal, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. MADZ of Animal

    MADZ of Animal Out Of The Brooder

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    He/she is extremely sweet. About ten weeks old, has never tried to mate or get aggressive with the young hens. Is best friends with my other roo. He/she never shows of or crows. Is "Jeannie" a "Deannie"?
     
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  2. niff56

    niff56 Out Of The Brooder

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    With that much comb and wattle at 10 weeks old, my guess is a roo
     
  3. Angelicisi

    Angelicisi Overrun With Chickens

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    Im thinkin roo too. All the red at only 10 weeks and that feather your holding on the tail, looks like a fancy roo feather. Do you have a roo already? Maybe that is delaying his crow a lil bit. If he's getting picked on a bit he's not top dog yet but soon enough will try for the position :) I would wait for the tail to show a lil more or a crow personally to be 100% because I don't have this particular breed.
     
  4. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    What happened to the feathers on the back of the head? It looks like a rooster has given him a near-scalping. And yes, at ten weeks, that is a ton of comb development. You should see the pointy/shiny/skinny saddle feathers emerging soon if they aren't already.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    He looks like a rooster, due to the red comb and wattles, coloring, and pointy feathers.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Rooster.
     
  7. MADZ of Animal

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    Actually, the loss of feathers on the back of "his" head was from the grown-up hens attacking "him" when I first introduced "him" to the flock.
     
  8. MADZ of Animal

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    The other roo loves "him"! They never fight, and the other roo doesn't crow yet either.
     
  9. MADZ of Animal

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    Thanks eyeryone! Now I must go catch "Deannie", because he has just escaped......again. [​IMG]
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    That is a rooster.
     

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