I think i've identified the roo!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by amaliayosa, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. amaliayosa

    amaliayosa Songster

    Ok. tell me if this lines up. This one chick (buff orp) is slightly larger than the others, larger beak, and comb, less feathers than the others including wing and tail feathers. Could this be the roo? Any other signs to look for?
  2. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    They are usually friendlier and more brave.even real young you can see it. Mine tried to crow @ 4 weeks old so it was easy. But I have a 3 week old chick that pecks @ my hand when I reach in the cage and does it as if "GET OUT" LOL
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2008
  3. farm_mom

    farm_mom Songster

    Mar 11, 2008
    I used to try to guess too, especially watching for comb size. Just wait till he starts trying to crow!! LOL! It's the silliest, funniest sound you've ever heard a chicken make!! [​IMG] Our Buff Orpington Rooster was our favorite hands down. He was a great leader and protector of his flock, but he was good and gentle with us, which is a prized quality when you let them free range with toddlers about.
  4. amaliayosa

    amaliayosa Songster

    Angie, when do they usually start to crow? I cant wait!
    BTW I am on my way over to your blog now, I just love it!
    Also how are your chicks doing?

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