I'm hoping it's a boy. What do you think?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ginbart, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    My only rooster was killed by my daughters dog and as much as I wanted to kill the dog I didn't. As I was looking yesterday I have one I'm not sure of and I would love to get some help from you all. Thanks

    I have not heard him crow and he doesn't go after the hens but he's only 5 or 6 months old and maybe he isn't ready?

    BTW he's an Australorp



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    Last edited: Dec 1, 2012
  2. Ghostbelly

    Ghostbelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    his tail defiantly looks rooster. i think he is one
     
  3. jimgunn

    jimgunn Out Of The Brooder

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    That's a rooster
     
  4. chick-chick33

    chick-chick33 Just Hatched

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    I have had the same problem recently, but the come and wattle seem to be too big to be a female. Also the tail definitely screams rooster.
     
  5. Malibu99

    Malibu99 Overrun With Chickens

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    Congratulations, it's a boy.
     
  6. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    he has pointed saddle (back) and hackle(neck) feathers, he's a he [​IMG]
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The dog didn't kill your only rooster, he killed your head rooster. This handsome young man will now step up and start crowing, mating, etc. It may take a while for him to realize he's safe to do so without getting his butt kicked, but he'll figure it out.
     
  8. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    I have 2 roo's living together with 3 other females. The least dominant one has a smaller comb, and his sickles grew in slowly.

    But yes, that's definitely a roo.
     
  9. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Thank you all so much I'm crying. I wanted to think it was a he because he is bigger then the hens and his saddle and hackle feathers do come to a point. [​IMG]

    I know my other rooster was protecting his girls. I could not blame the dog because my son in law came to my house and let the dog out. He knew the dog went after my chickens then my son in law just left without the dog. What was he thinking.

    THANKS AGAIN I feel so much better.
     
  10. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    thats a rooster
     

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