Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by candyspots, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. candyspots

    candyspots New Egg

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    Hello, I am a new chicken father. I bought all pullets, however I have my suspicions about 1 of my Americana. He will bite and pin down the necks of the others. Any help?[​IMG]
     
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  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    That looks like a Easter Egger cockerel
     
  3. candyspots

    candyspots New Egg

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    Thank you! That was my fear[​IMG]
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, candyspots, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! I shy away from breed and gender guesses because I am rarely correct. The folks in the following thread are great at it, however, if you'd like to post the pic there:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this
    Also, be sure and take a tour of the Learning Center here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center It has lots of articles spanning the range of poultry keeping!
    Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! [​IMG]
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    He does look like a male...will you be able to keep him?
     
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under candyspots [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some great starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
  8. Jmcggnj6

    Jmcggnj6 Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought 16 pullets last year 6 ended up being roosters...it is very frustrating.
     
  9. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Reading. Must read more. Premium Member Project Manager

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    Where did you buy them from?
    Welcome to BYC!
     
  10. Jmcggnj6

    Jmcggnj6 Out Of The Brooder

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    A local farm store, I think they get most of their stock from Murray McMurray Hatchery.
     

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