I think we have a Roo...help?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mper, May 17, 2019 at 7:59 PM.

  1. mper

    mper Chirping

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    So batch of chicks (end of February), we got two black sex links from Wilco. This bird is much bigger, has huge legs, huge comb, and the tail feathers are starting to 'droop'...

    Please say it isn't so... This chicken is so sweet and isn't making any noise yet. I told him if he was quiet we wouldn't have to eat him.

    Hope the pics show what you guys need to see. Thanks in advance for your help.
     

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Sorry, your suspicions are correct. That is a cockerel.
     
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  3. Camellia

    Camellia Songster

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    that is a fine looking roo!
     
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  4. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

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    That is a cockerel, but he isn't a black sex link. Likely an Asian black.
     
  5. Mybackyardpeepers

    Mybackyardpeepers Songster

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    Rooster for sure!!
     
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  6. mumofsix

    mumofsix Songster

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    He is so cute .....I know I have w a y yo many cockerels.I love them all
     
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  7. cstephens1987

    cstephens1987 Songster

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    Definitely male
     
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  8. mper

    mper Chirping

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    Bummer. He's such a nice bird. Kids made a poster for a free Roo to put up at the local Wilco. DH says I should offer one of our laying hens with him. He says people might take a hen and rooster over just a rooster. But my older hens are only 3 and are still laying strong. Thanks so much for the confirmation. I appreciate these forums.
     
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