I *think* I have a Partridge Rock Roo...WDYT?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by erinchelsea, May 2, 2011.

  1. erinchelsea

    erinchelsea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered a group of chicks from MM that are supposed to be brown egg layers. I think one of my two PR's is a boy, but it's been a looooong time since I've had chicks so I'm not sure. If I only have 1 Roo out of 26 I think that's pretty good & I won't be too disappointed! With 2 small children around though....if he turns nasty he WILL be headed to the frying pan. [​IMG]

    They are 6 weeks old.

    Also, "he" has been really slow to feather, is this a male trait? I've read conflicting things.
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    Here's the other PR to compare, no comb.
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    PS- It's HARD to get good chicken pictures, geesh! Hope these are good enough to get some opinions.
     
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  2. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
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    I would say that is a roo and it does look partridge, not sure on the rock though. OOPS, hit enter too quick. I meant to add, I have no experience with Partridge Rocks, I do have Partridge Cochins though and my roo feathered a lot differently color wise from the girls. Not sure if PR do the same. Legs are color of PR and color is Partridge.
     
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  3. Schwartzfarmnc

    Schwartzfarmnc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, you got a roo!

    Here's a pic of my girls at 7 weeks for comparison.
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  4. erinchelsea

    erinchelsea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty girls you have!

    Ok, well, that's fine...I don't mind ONE rooster. [​IMG]
     
  5. Schwartzfarmnc

    Schwartzfarmnc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! 1 out of 26 is not bad odds, I'm sure he will be a good protector and provider for your flock.
     

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