hen or rooster,???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by clairegareth, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. clairegareth

    clairegareth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is crispy she doesn't crow but has feathers like a rooster we not quite sure plz help [​IMG] the one in middle
     
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    I can see why you are confused. That tail and neck definitely make the statement: I'm a boy. But his comb and wattles are definitely undeveloped at this point in his life. Almost looks like he was dubbed. What is his age?
     
  3. clairegareth

    clairegareth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Prob around 5/6 months and i thought exactly the same thing,,,thats what co.fused me the wattles and comb,,,she is quite a lot bigger than the others the black hen is the same age
     
  4. Seems like a rooster to me! Is he a Rhode Island Red?
     
  5. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a brahma cross rooster. I can see a peacomb(that's why its so small and that's why the wattles are so small too). Does he have feathers on his legs, its hard to tell in the pic?
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    X 2 A late developing cockerel for sure.
     
  7. clairegareth

    clairegareth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is a Brahma cross and yea feathers on his feet,,wasnt ready for one yet but hey we got him now
     
  8. clairegareth

    clairegareth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So now he is a cockeral when are they sexually mature and what about the eggs,,can you eat them or should we just leave them plus how long does it take to hatch never had cockerel before
     
  9. kelck22

    kelck22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can eat the eggs, I would just suggest collecting and refrigerating every day.

    If you have a hen go broody and want to sit on eggs takes 21 days. I have only had two hens go broody out of my 30.
     
  10. clairegareth

    clairegareth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a white sultan that is constantly in the coop,,,would like to raise the chicks but haven't the first clue where to begin
     

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