im in town an can't have a rooster is this one?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by newchicken1, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. newchicken1

    newchicken1 Out Of The Brooder

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  2. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very young to tell. Would also need clear pics of comb and tail and stance. Age and breed would be helpful too. What is making you think roo?
     
  3. newchicken1

    newchicken1 Out Of The Brooder

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    My daughter wanted it an it was a straight run
     
  4. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    With a comb that has that much red, I would be inclined to say it is a young roo. More pictures would definitley help though!
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel.
     
  6. newchicken1

    newchicken1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks im in town an cant have a roo so i need to do something!?
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel.
     
  8. SkylineFarms

    SkylineFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try to rehome him through Craigslist.
     
  9. Kikiriki

    Kikiriki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Based on the color of the comb, plus the wattle growth, I would say cockerel, but compare that bird to the other birds as that method has only 70% accuracy.

    Read your ordinances carefully. You might have a pass until 6 months of age, and you certainly have until he starts crowing. That way you can be sure. Male feathering should show up around by 5 months old, even if he is not yet crowing. The male feathers I noticed first on my newly discovered cockerel are long curved tail feathers and pointy slender feathers off the back and down the sides behind the wings.

    My bird is an Ameraucana at 19 weeks old. (My avatar)
     

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