Is it a Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by yoie, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. yoie

    yoie Songster

    I have one that I purchased as a boy but his comb isn't developing that fast. He is feathering out just as fast as my girls. He is really mellow and has the tinyest peep of them all.
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  2. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

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    He looks like a little roo to me with those pink wattles already [​IMG]
     
  3. posey

    posey Songster

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    This is obviously a chochin, yes? Looks like the large fowl breed is it?
    They are notoriously SLOW in terms of time it takes to grow up and develop.
    I think it is too early to tell and it could go either way.

    The pink wattles could indicate a cockerel but I have a hen who has roo characteristics.
    No kidding, she has a large comb, much bigger wattles than the other girls and the longest spurs!
    She is clearly not show quality but she is the sweetest and most friendly girl of the bunch.
    I love my giant cochins - they are one of my favorite breeds.

    Give it some more time and post new pics so we can see how he/she is developing.
    Good luck
    Posey:cool:
     
  4. Diamond Wire Farms

    Diamond Wire Farms Songster

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    The stance is very roo-like. But you can't tell from that.
    I think you're the only person on here hoping for a boy. [​IMG]
     
  5. yoie

    yoie Songster

    Quote:Well this one is my husband's chick, and it's the only other guy in the house [​IMG]
     
  6. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

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    I think it's a cockerel, but if it's not, you can easily trade it out! Lots of homeless roos for adoption
     
  7. Pinky

    Pinky Songster

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    He's feathering out like a cockerel, so I'll say boy.
     
  8. ChickenPox

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    They say you can't tell from a stance, but that's what's got me leaning towards roo! But your hubby is not alone.....one of my silkies was all BOY....until he laid an egg. I was actually dissappointed because I had his ladies all picked out for "him!" [​IMG]

    I love the foot feathering on your little guy......VERY nice! [​IMG]
     
  9. yoie

    yoie Songster

    His comb turned pink/red today [​IMG]
     
  10. Caddy-Corner-Chick

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    Congratulations on the Roo [​IMG]
     

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