Help is this youngster a Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BronteDane, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. BronteDane

    BronteDane Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all,

    I brought 6 Salmon Faverolle eggs to put under my broody hen and unfortunately only one egg hatched. My hens are suddenly starting to dominate and peck at this youngster. I have attached a picture for some of the more experienced chicken keepers to have a look and see if he/she is a Rooster. If it is a Rooster do I need to separate him from the hens?
    Thanks for reading
    Samantha[​IMG]
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It's a cockerel. Unless they are drawing blood and seriously injuring him, leave him with the flock. They will educate him on how to deal with women. That is if there really is a way to do so.

    I've been educated: Yes dear. I'm sorry dear. You're right dear. [​IMG]
     
  3. BronteDane

    BronteDane Out Of The Brooder

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    Ha ha ha my husband said you are spot on lol.... and thanks for the advice I wasn't sure if it was a he or a she [​IMG]
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel for sure.
     
  5. chickenneighbor

    chickenneighbor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Handsome bird. He almost looks like an eagle up there! Welcome to BYC!
     
  6. x2 He is lovely!
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    As usual, Sourland is spot on.

    And not just on the bird's gender lol.
     
  8. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed lol
     
  9. Chaoticchickens

    Chaoticchickens Out Of The Brooder

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  10. BronteDane

    BronteDane Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi again Sourland one more bit of advice please "When will he start crowing"? he hatched on the 22nd Sept bloody hell the neighbours will be complaining lol....
     

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