Help please -- is Dolly a rooster? with 3 pictures

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by skhomer, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. skhomer

    skhomer Out Of The Brooder

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    Of 6 straight run Speckled Sussex chicks, 2 were obvious cockerels and rehomed months ago. This one developed more slowly, but has a much larger (floppy) comb and wattles than her sisters. My husband thinks he heard "her" try to crow, I haven't yet. I have found a good home if in fact she is a he, but I don't want to give her up if not. Dolly is a great bird, not aggressive, very friendly etc.

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    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Yep I think Dolly is a Danny.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, Dolly is a rooster.
     
  4. skhomer

    skhomer Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks y'all -- I thought so too, but was hoping against hope that she was just a really well endowed hen. He's such a sweet bird. Oh well, Danny it is, and he has a good home already lined up.

    Crud -- it always has to be the favorite chick, right?
     
  5. EponaCapaill

    EponaCapaill Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Me too, he has saddle feathers and his tail feathers are longer and black. I'd say roo for sure.

    And his comb is not only larger, but brighter.
     
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  6. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Always has to be the favorite chick! [​IMG] Sorry! Glad you found a good home for him!
     
  7. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Such a bummer! She's a he......Seems like every time I get a chick with loads of personality, it's a BOY! DARN IT!

    Glad you've got a good home for him. He's a handsome guy....
     
  8. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's gorgeous!!!! I may have the same thing too but I wont know for a few more weeks... yikes!
     
  9. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    That's one handsome boy! I love SS's my favorite breed!
     
  10. skhomer

    skhomer Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone -- such a sweetie. My other home for him fell through, so we're on the hunt again. I've posted on Cheapcycle and Craigslist -- and will post here at BYC forum too, just in case someone is close by.
     

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