I think Esther crowed... please provide peace of mind!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cnodgaard, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. cnodgaard

    cnodgaard In the Brooder

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    A while back, I posted a photo of Esther, a splash Orpington, and asked if she was a he. Those who responded unanimously voted "she." However, today we heard what sounded like a hoarse kind of crow. I went out, but no more noise similar to what we heard the first time.

    I'm reposting photos of my 3 (hopefully) girls: Esther Williams (splash Orpington), Molly (black Orpington), and Olivia (buff Orpinton) at around 13 weeks of age. Esther developed a comb and wattles very early. As you can see, Molly and Olivia are WAY behind in this aspect.

    So.... once again... do you think that Esther might be a Chester????? I'm very worried because my girls are 1/2 leagal and 1/2 illegal (because the coop is against the fence) and I don't want to lose everyone!

    Thanks everyone!

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  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

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    Chester!
     
  3. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Songster

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    Quote:I agree you should have been able to tell just by the difference from the other 2
     
  4. Frankie Lee

    Frankie Lee In the Brooder

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    I agree with the others.... Esther is a Chester!!! I have a few surprise roosters also [​IMG]
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Not Esther. Chester for sure. Have had several splash Orps.
     
  6. Bearsfan

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    Wow! He is a great looking bird!
     
  7. cnodgaard

    cnodgaard In the Brooder

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    Waa![​IMG] I thought that might be the case. I don't want to give him back to the person who sold me the chicks, because she just gives her roosters to some Amish guy down the road who eats them. I guess I don't care about the eating part, I just don't want (Ch)esther to be eaten by some Amish family. I am not fond of the Amish as they do not treat their animals well...

    Anyway, I'm near Harrisburg, PA if you know any good homes.

    Thanks!

    Carol
     
  8. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Crowing

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    It's def. Chester. I would put an ad on craigslist and put a small fee for him. I would say 8-10 dollars. I would pay that for a good Rooster. I would pay more if I really liked him.
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Chester Williams.
     
  10. Mrs. Feathers

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    Chester is very handsome. I am sure you will find someone to rehome him to [​IMG].
     

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