Hen or rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chixenman1382, May 2, 2017.

  1. Chixenman1382

    Chixenman1382 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to raising chickens. I have 5 for sure hens that are a bit older and also have 7 RIR chick's 4 weeks old and noticed some of them have larger crests and pink cheeks wondering if that means they are roosters. I only want one rooster in my flock. Here is a picture of a suspected rooster. Please help. Tyia[​IMG]
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    I do believe you have another cockerel
     
  3. Chixenman1382

    Chixenman1382 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 or 4 of 7 that look that way and equal number that have less developed crests and no pink on the chin or cheek. If I have 3 RIR hens to add to my others I would be OK with that. I have 3 back star sex link roosters which I plan on keeping one of them as my main man. Any idea if since the black star is a RIR hybrid of they can fertilize the eggs?
     
  4. HeavensHens88

    HeavensHens88 Overrun With Chickens

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    Totality lost it.
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    I am leaning toward cockerel. ;)
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  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Roosters don't care necessarily what breed the hen is, the will still breed with them.
     
  6. Chixenman1382

    Chixenman1382 Out Of The Brooder

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    I guess my question is will it produce chicks. Lol I am very new to this.
     
  7. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel.

    Yes, chickens are chickens, breed doesn't make a difference. [​IMG]
     

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