Help! Is this bantam a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dreamullany, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. dreamullany

    dreamullany Out Of The Brooder

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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Are you asking if it is a bantam? Or is it a rooster? Or both? Can't tell how large or small without comparison to a regular size bird. I can see pointed saddle feathers and is fairly lyoung but would want to see the entire bird and what type of comb etc. first.
     
  3. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Definitely a cockerel. [​IMG]

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  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel.
     
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  5. dreamullany

    dreamullany Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry, I thought I posted multiple pictures. I know it's a bantam. We got it with two others on October so I think they are about 3 months old. [​IMG]

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  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Definitely a cockerel. And so is the black and white one.
     
  7. dreamullany

    dreamullany Out Of The Brooder

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    The black one too? [​IMG] Oh dear lord! Why do you think that?
     
  8. dreamullany

    dreamullany Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh gosh, here are close ups of my other two.

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  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    He's a Birchen Cochin. Those patches of silver on the shoulder are male specific. Plus both boys have very obvious male saddle feathers.
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Not sure about the buff. Self colored birds are difficult to get decent shots of showing the feather detail. Compare the back feathering. Males have thin, pointed back feathers. Females have broad, rounded feathers.
     

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