I think i've identified the roo!

amaliayosa

Songster
11 Years
Mar 12, 2008
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Blue Ridge Mountains, NC
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?
Thanks
Amy
 

lurky

Songster
12 Years
Jun 4, 2007
4,811
8
231
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
 
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farm_mom

Songster
11 Years
Mar 11, 2008
396
8
138
MI
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!!
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.
 

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