I think I may have a Roo, or 2...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by itsgoodtobeme, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. itsgoodtobeme

    itsgoodtobeme New Egg

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    My daughter wanted chickens for her bday, we started with 6. But one of them was small and I thought he wasn't going to make it and one of them I thought was looking like a boy. So of course we went and grabbed 2 more [​IMG]

    This is the one we thought might be a boy early on. No crowing yet, but what do you guys think?
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    And the little one in this picture was in the silkie cage, obviously not a silkie. He didn't get his feathers until about a week ago and seems to be growing very slowly. The silkie next to him was the same size as he was when we got them. He is active and spunky so I think he will be fine, but I also think he is a boy.

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    They are 9-10 weeks old.
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    Cuddle pile on the lawn.[​IMG]
     
  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    First bird is without a doubt a cockerel.[​IMG] The Barred Rock, ehhhh......I'm not so sure! Might be leaning towards cockerel.

    ~Alex
     
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  3. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first one is most certainly a cockerel. So is the barred rock, and probably the Silkie.

    Barred Rocks are sex-linkable. Meaning the females and males hatch and are different colors. Males have larger white barring, while females have larger black bars. Your bird has very thick white bars... the coloration of a rooster. He also has a slow growing tail (typical of cockerels), thick legs, and a large red comb for his age.
     
  4. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both are cockerels. The first one is just gorgeous, btw!
     
  5. itsgoodtobeme

    itsgoodtobeme New Egg

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    No, not the silkie!! [​IMG] My daughter is not going to be happy.

    Thanks for the responses.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    could the very small BR be a bantam?
     
  7. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    The BR and the first one look like cockerels. Oh and [​IMG]
     
  8. itsgoodtobeme

    itsgoodtobeme New Egg

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    No clue about the one that looks like a barred rock. He was in the silkie cage. My daughter wanted to get a black silkie and a white one and name them yin and yang. Didn't notice until we got them home that he wasn't a silkie.
     
  9. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Don't be too quick to judge the Silkie, they're super hard to sex.
     

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