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Hen or Roo ? or to early

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by thebigmisk, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. thebigmisk

    thebigmisk Out Of The Brooder

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    hi this is ninja my australorp she/he is appox 8 weeks old. sometimes it looks like she is trying to crow but no sound at all lol.. i hope its a hen

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  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sorry... For 8 weeks old and a red comb like that, cockerel. (btw... I think Ninja actually looks younger than 8 weeks -- all of mine were nearly fully feathered by then. No baby fuzz. I'd say closer to 6 or 7 weeks.)
     
  3. thebigmisk

    thebigmisk Out Of The Brooder

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    aww well thanks, so if it is younger like you think then its deff more likley to be a roo.. dammit haha
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like a roo
     
  5. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks very much like a roo to me. Sorry
     
  6. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    Quote:I think Ninja is quite a bit younger than 8 weeks also - maybe as young as 4-5 weeks? The comb does look large -most likely a roo.


    Here's my first group of pullets at 7-8 weeks of age - they were fully feathered by 7 weeks:

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  7. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    Looks like a young roo!
     
  8. thebigmisk

    thebigmisk Out Of The Brooder

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    i might have to take him back next week. as for age i got him on 22 oct and the farmer said she/he was about 4 weeks then, she had wing feathers and thats about it when i picked it up. so unsure of age now and cant keep a roo where i live [​IMG]

    massy (my isa brown in the pic) will miss ninja [​IMG](

    should i wait awhile yet or are you all pretty confident its a roo...
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2011
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Most definitely a cockerel. Look at those legs!
     
  10. jmtcmkb

    jmtcmkb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so my BA is 8 weeks, same face redness but much more developed as far as the tail feathers.
     

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