How to tell a BO rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by acissej, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. acissej

    acissej Out Of The Brooder

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    One of our BOs is bigger than the others, and her/his comb is much bigger, redder, and he/she already has the red wattles that none of his/her siblings have. He/she is 8 weeks old now.

    I'll post a pic later when I get home but I'm wondering if that is enough to know it's a rooster, or what else can I look for? I know the girls get the same comb/wattles eventually right?

    This is our sweetest, friendliest, most docile bird, too! Easiest to pick up, not skitterish, etc.

    Here are some pics. Any guesses? Sorry, these were taken w/ my iPhone since my husband has the camera in Wisconsin this week.

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    With the others from the same flock.

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  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    You'll want to start looking for pointy sickle and hackle feathers, only boys will get those.
     
  3. acissej

    acissej Out Of The Brooder

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    What's "pointy sickle"? I'm kind of a newbie [​IMG]
     
  4. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    Pointed feather tips on males verses rounded tips as a female will have. Referring only to the hackle (back of the neck) feathers and two main tail feathers at the top of the tail bed.
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Mine are splash Orps, but the sexing part is the same. Here's pics of them at 8 weeks.

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  6. acissej

    acissej Out Of The Brooder

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    I added pics, any guesses?
     
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    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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