How to tell a rooster?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Amyh, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. Amyh

    Amyh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my "hens" seems to be turning into a rooster, IMO. I will have to try to get a picture for some of the experts, but I was wondering if these are rooster behaviors? No crowing yet, BTW.

    The bird is much more lanky than my other birds and seems to be taller.
    When the bird finds a good bug, it clucks and one of the other birds will come over and eat it.
    The bird always sleeps on the outside of the roost. The other three birds are closest to the wall and he/she is more out in the open.
    This is the only bird that the tail feathers are still coming in. The other birds seem filled out, but this one has obvious growth on his/her rear area that look like black feathers. (the bird is a RIR)

    Sound like a rooster?
     
  2. CathyRN

    CathyRN Out Of The Brooder

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    Post a pic please ! [​IMG]
     
  3. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

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    Rooster. He seems like a good leader too [​IMG]
     
  4. rdport

    rdport Out Of The Brooder

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    Rooster..also his comb should be larger than the others.
    If he calls the girls over for dinner, he is a rooster.
     
  5. Critter Crazed

    Critter Crazed Chicken Cuddlin' Cheesehead

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    I would say rooster too. He sounds like a good one though!
     
  6. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    I am afraid you are describing a rooster to a tee. I hope for your sake they are legal where you live. Good luck with him.
     

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