Is it a male or female?

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

  1. ramy

    ramy New Egg

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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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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

    ramy New Egg

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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 Overrun With Chickens

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    That's a cockerel for sure.
     
  5. Wishapup

    Wishapup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely rooster.
     
  6. ramy

    ramy New Egg

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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 Overrun With Chickens

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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 Overrun With Chickens

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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

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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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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