~~Is He/She a Roo??~~

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Tripp16, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Hi I am puszzled! I ordered 7 mixed hens. Well now Im wondering if this he/she is not a roo.

    Thanks!!!

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  2. Kikiriki

    Kikiriki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been studying pics and comments by experienced folks, so I'm going to take a leap now and post what I think. That is a very long tail feather sticking up, and the hackle feathers look pointed to me, so I'm going with boy. The way he/she is posed also says boy to me...just the demeanor if you know what I mean....


    Can't wait to see what the pros say!
     
  3. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Quote:Thats what I was afraid of..... Lol Thank you! [​IMG]
     
  4. Becky_H

    Becky_H Chillin' With My Peeps

    Honestly, I'm going with 'roo. I could be *very* wrong (I have a hard time with the EEers) but the Y body shape just looks all over roo to me, in addition to the tail feathering.
     
  5. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rro i think, how old is this chicken?
     
  6. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Quote:3 months old. (I think they may be older)
     
  7. Katydid2011

    Katydid2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm guessing cockerel too, for the same reasons Kikiriki posted above.
     
  8. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:3 months old. (I think they may be older)

    no crowing yet? i was going on the color of the comb, but by three mo. hens usually have red combs too but that tailfeather does look rooish [​IMG]
     
  9. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Quote:3 months old. (I think they may be older)

    no crowing yet? i was going on the color of the comb, but by three mo. hens usually have red combs too but that tailfeather does look rooish [​IMG]

    Well I havent heard any crowing yet, but he/she has been grabbing the back of my other girls neck feathers! [​IMG]
     
  10. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    Looking at those red patches coming in on the wings, I would have to guess roo as well.
     

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