I am being given a beautiful bird

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by epicmoose, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. epicmoose

    epicmoose New Egg

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    but I need to know the gender
    and then the breed[​IMG]
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] He is a very beautiful rooster. Very likely a cochin cross - if he has 5 toes on each foot, he is a silky/cochin cross.
     
  3. epicmoose

    epicmoose New Egg

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    I can't have a rooster because of the noise, but I did see you can now get collars to put on them to reduce the noise they make. Do they work

    two of my chickens that I was given turned out to be roosters and I had to rehouse them so I don't want to take another only to have to rehouse it. I couldnt tell from the photo if he was male as there is so many feathers. His comb is small.
    so you think he really is a male.
     
  4. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    I'm not sure on the breed but that is a rooster.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    100 % certain he is a rooster.
     
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  6. epicmoose

    epicmoose New Egg

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    shame.

    he really is beautiful but my neighbors wouldn't like the noise. and neither do I :)

    do the collars work. Has anyone out there used one.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That bird is absolutely a rooster. I'd not bother getting him at all, just look for some hens.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely a rooster.
     
  9. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Yeah - that is 100% rooster, which is usually the case with those "beautiful free birds". Rather than getting him and hoping/trying to quiet his crow with a collar, etc just let him be passed on to a home where a rooster is a more welcome addition.
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Rooster for sure.
     

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