I think five of my seven are roosters. :(

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ErinFchick, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. ErinFchick

    ErinFchick Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a large farm and are more than happy to have one or even two roosters. Unfortunately I think almost all my birds are! :(
    First of all, these pretty ones were sold to me as Araucanna. I know they are not. Let's just call them pretty chickens. The Production Red looking two I'm confident are hens. (Outside by the tire)
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    that dark thing with the black tail on the floor here is a roo for sure. It crows a ton. Is there any hope for that critter on the bar? I can try to get better pics tomorrow. (I didn't plan to ask while I was out there so I didn't take pictures with this in mind.)
    I ask because I plan to cull some of them this week and I'd hate to kill a hen. Also because that guy on the bar started building a nest today and another that looks just like it also did. I was SURE the three that look like that were roo's and have heard one of them crow but now I'm confused.
    I want to leave one rooster when I'm done and I'm leaning towards leaving that one you see on the floor here.
    They are all about 5-6 months old. No one is laying, but they all got aged up in the winter so I didn't expect eggs till almost spring.
    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    The one up high on the bar is a cockerel.
     
  3. ErinFchick

    ErinFchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it because of his coloring? If so then I 100% sure have five roosters.
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The dark red on the wings/shoulder, the long, pointed, flowing neck feathers both scream rooster. The one on the ground has very visible male saddle feathers (those long, thin, pointed back feathers).
     
  5. ErinFchick

    ErinFchick Out Of The Brooder

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    ps, thank you for the info. [​IMG]
     
  6. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes. The red shoulders give him away, and I can see some saddle feathers too.
     
  7. ErinFchick

    ErinFchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Well that's that. I'll take the next few days to pick who is chicken soup and who gets to crow and run the farm.
    Thank you again. I suspected, but it's good to know.
    In exciting news, I have a chick order arriving next week and surely some of those 26 birds will be hens. (15 are meat birds so I don't care.)
     
  8. Michael OShay

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    X2 on junebuggena's post. :eek:(
     
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    x 3 on Junebuggena's post
     
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