Is it a male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ramy, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. ramy

    ramy Hatching

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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Welcome!

    I'm thinking male, but we really need a profile shot, and age as close as you can figure.
     
  3. ramy

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    Thank you for the quick response!! Here is a profile pic and the age is 7 or 8 months.

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  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    That's a cockerel for sure.
     
  5. Wishapup

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    Definitely rooster.
     
  6. ramy

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    But he 8 months now and I never heard him in the morning. At what age do they start. Thanks again to all of you
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    Definitely a rooster. It is a little unusual that he hasn't crowed yet, but not unheard of. Roosters mature at different rates.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    It is rather unusual that he hasn't crowed until now. Most roosters start before they are five months old. However, in some cases, they don't. For example, if you have a dominant rooster in a flock, a younger, more submissive rooster doesn't usually crow much or at all. Some breeds mature slower as well. It all really depends on the individual bird.
     
  9. donrae

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    Agree it's a cockerel. He's apparently slower to mature, but no doubt he's a he.

    I have a pen of cockerels around the 4-6 month age, and only 1 or 2 are crowing. Apparently I'm raising a bunch of wimps [​IMG]
     
  10. ramy

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    haha, thanks guys or all or help. it is illigal to have a male in my city! thank god, he did not start yet. he just lookd different than the rest, bigger and quiter! but thank you all for you quick responses.
     

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