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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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    My husband and I have a long back garden around 100ft we currently have 5 hens and looking to get some more,,,our children love them and enjoy getting involved although we think 1 may be a rooster :(
     
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    [​IMG] Those roosters have a habit of showing up. Keep posting so we can see photos!
     
  3. clairegareth

    clairegareth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,,,,we are from England and although this chicken is still young,,,it has long pointy feathers around the neck and a few by the tail,,,although it isn't crowing,,so very confused [​IMG]
     
  4. clairegareth

    clairegareth Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Teri Metcalf

    Teri Metcalf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Greetings from Texas! I can't tell if it's a rooster, but it sure is handsome.
     
  6. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    He's a very nice looking roo!
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, this bird is a rooster. I can tell because of the pointed saddle and hackle feathers, the shiny sickle (long tail) feathers, the thick legs, and the blotchier, more uneven color pattern. He's very handsome!
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's a rooster.

    the fact that he has feathers on his legs and is larger makes me think one parent may have been brahma or cochin. Those breeds are both slower to mature, and the roosters often take longer to crow and mate than regular dual purpose breeds. But he's all male!
     
  9. clairegareth

    clairegareth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone I was sure he was,,,but he kept sitting in nest boxes so i assumed he was hen :)
     
  10. BrendaJ

    BrendaJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from Oregon & welcome to BYC.
     
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