how do i know if I have a roo

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by clucksbc, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. clucksbc

    clucksbc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello Hello...Greetings from hope canada..[​IMG]
    well...my flock is slowely growing...but unfortunatly...have turned out to be having to many roo's''
    one day i picked up a 4 1/2 month silkie.from on place..and 3 3 months old. from a lovely family.....i picked my two...but then...my reddy..seemed concerned about friends leaving...and I didn't have the heart to leave it...They had two austorps...one had gone brody and had just hatch out one that day...so i payed a deposit...and waited for my lovely black beauies...
    2 weeks later it was confirmed..I had a .Mr roo...it is so sweet in nature..That I don't regret taking it...but then the black spoted one.which i believe is a silver speckled hamburg...and gets more beautiful every day started crowing...
    the white silkie...i named miss bute right off...because...is so georgeous...but is a bit bossey...and seems to stick its beak in the middle of things...so very amusing to whatch...i am starting to worry is a rooster too....goodness...but now i like them all too much
    I also picked up a lovely bantum barred cochin i had thought my third one might have been a cochin...because has a couple feathers on the leg...but no more have come in..so i don.t know what she is...
    I went back to get the austorps...but....the sweet girl...wanted to keep one...so i left with mom and two chicks...i think they may be silkies though...have 5 toes...though one is kinda white with a lovely blackish pattern so i don;t know what it is...the other is black with brown tinge..(they said if one was a rooster they would take it back)
    I am looking at my silke...and thinking more and more she may be a rooster...how do i know for sure???would explain the dominance...
    so far...i have yet to experience the joy of a golden egg...
    thanks for taking the time to listen...
    just wanted to intoduce me and my flock [​IMG]
     
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  2. 10 point

    10 point country boy

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    [​IMG] from ny
     
  3. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] from WA. [​IMG]
     
  4. Amigo

    Amigo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your house!
    Greetings from South Carolina! [​IMG] Hope you enjoy it here.
     
  5. mick&cori

    mick&cori Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] from Indiana.

    Post some pics of what you have and we can do the best to help you figure out rooster or hens. [​IMG]
     
  6. clucksbc

    clucksbc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow replys!! [​IMG]
    thanks for being so friendly...
    will work on the pics...though i have cleaned up to well and hidden the camera ...
    this place definately seems like...and informative neighbourhood
     
  7. CMTSMWC

    CMTSMWC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Indiana!! [​IMG]
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    [​IMG] from Kansas! Glad you joined the board! The folks on here have helped me a lot on gender identification of some of mine! You might get the best result if you post on the What Breed or Gender is This? tab - seems like dozens of people a day post their gender/breed pics there and get quick results! You will have to wait until you've posted a cetain number of posts (10 I think???) before you can post a pic! But they go fast! Anyay, great to meet you and have at BYC!! [​IMG]
     
  9. chickens are great 12

    chickens are great 12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and welcome! Well, if you are trying to tell if it is a rooster whens its a chick, it is very hard. What breed are you trying to tell if its a rooster? When the rooster or hen gets to be 5-6 months old, he (rooster) will crow. While she, will just bock. Also, sometimes the comb tells you, but not always. Well anyways, [​IMG] hope you find out if its a rooster!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. I agree you will need to post a in the What gender? section. More folks will see it there. [​IMG]
     

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