Is muffin a rooster?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Watermelon_Gypsy, May 21, 2011.

  1. Watermelon_Gypsy

    Watermelon_Gypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 1 little mottlled cochin bantam - s/he is almost 4 weeks old. It's taking forever for her feathers to come in & the comb is huge compared to any of my other birds including standards! I'm starting to wonder if this little one is a rooster. What do you guys think?

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    And two cute ones, while I'm sharing pictures. Muffin & his/her bestfriend Goldie (a standard GLW).

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  2. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    No doubt about it!
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I vote cockerel.

    Very cute babies!!!

    Thank you for sharing pics.
     
  4. drivingfive

    drivingfive Out Of The Brooder

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    WOW, I'd say so! I thought mine was a roo but the comb is not red like muffin's and she is 5 weeks. He is a very handsome boy though! Here is my Millie - We might have to give her away though because she is already hen pecking all of our others.

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  5. Watermelon_Gypsy

    Watermelon_Gypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gah!! I'm so sad! [​IMG] I thought so too and I can't keep him. He's going to have to be Master Muffin now LOL *sigh* Am hoping my mom can have him. He is soo cute & really sweet.

    Do you guys think my GLW is more than likley a hen?


    drivingfive - aww she's cute though!! I wonder if yours is a roo too? None of mine have combs like that & they are almost 7 wks old. I'm such a newbie though & am still trying to figure out how to guess lol
     
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  6. drivingfive

    drivingfive Out Of The Brooder

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    I think the other is a girl, but I am very new to this. In your case, I hope so! We can't keep roosters either. I was hoping ours was a boy so we could not feel so guilty about getting rid of him but it looks like she is just bossy and wants to be the queen of the flock!
     
  7. Watermelon_Gypsy

    Watermelon_Gypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The combs are what confuse me, some have big ones & are girls & others have big ones & are boys lol Muffins is very obvious at his age but so far he's the only one that's been blaringly obvious lol
     
  8. SIMPleChick

    SIMPleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is such a CUTE BOY!!!! I got a bantam, cochin, frizzle this year too but he didn't frizzle and turned out to be a boy! LOL! He had to go, but look at this handsome guy! He literally was sold in less than a day after posting his picture! Good luck with your little cutie!
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  9. Watermelon_Gypsy

    Watermelon_Gypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So cute!! I love his little legs too lol I think what I worry about is I don't want him to go to someones dinner table & I want to make sure he is loved & taken care of. So I'm nervous about selling him to a stranger [​IMG] Maybe I'm silly but I get so darn attached to my birds lol Plus his friend Goldie she will be all alone now, we lost the other two chicks when they were super tiny. Gotta figure out what to do now.

    Is it too nosy of me to ask how much you sold him for?
     
  10. SIMPleChick

    SIMPleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know, that was my BIGGEST concern! I have sold 5 roos this year (that were supposed to be pullets! LOL) But remember, even if someone comes to get him and you don't like the look or feel of that person, you have the right to refuse sale! The lady who came to get Dot, aka Mr. Dot, raised chickens as a girl and wanted to get back into having them and wanted one to eat bugs in her back yard. She was really nice and if you think of it....if they buy your little guy, a bantam, for 5 bucks or more they would be paying a LOT of money for a little chicken! I have sold all my Roos for between 5 and 10, still young. Most of the people have lost their Roo's over the winter for some reason or another and need another guy for their hens. You can tell if they are just looking for a cheap chicken to eat, they try and haggle for 1 buck a roo.

    Oh...I sold Mr. Dot for 10 bucks, I played up that he carried the frizzle gene and put up lots of pictures, most of the others were 6 bucks. I only paid 2.50 for each of them. I would have loved to keep them but we can't have roos at all, and I am already OVER my 3 limit! LOL!
     
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