Is my chicken a rooster ?

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  1. andrew12

    andrew12 New Egg

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  2. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Looks like a roo to me.
    large comb, pointed hackle feathers, upwards stance, and a large tail forming all say... I'm a roo.
    Welcome and enjoy BYC!
    Steve :frow
     
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  3. Domd28

    Domd28 Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to backyard chickens.
    We had a roo and didn't know until after about 3mos it started to crow, also it's spur was starting to protrude.

    TYPICAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A ROOSTER AND A HEN INCLUDE:

    - The male has a larger body, comb, and wattles than the female.

    - In single-comb birds the male's comb will be turgid and stand erect, whereas the female's may flop over on one side.

    - The male has a larger, more developed spur than does the female.

    - Roosters crow, while hens do not.

    - In multicolored varieties, the male will have more variety of coloring in his plumage than the female.

    - The male has longer and more pointed hackle feathers than the female.

    - The male and female both have main tail feathers, but only the male has saddle feathers.

    Here are a couple links to look at for further help

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/798799/how-to-tell-if-a-baby-chick-is-a-hen-or-rooster

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/441667/telling-the-difference-between-hens-and-roosters

    Hope this helps.
     
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  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC! X2 you might want to try posting clear pictures on the What Breed or Gender Is This board.
     
  6. MyPetNugget

    MyPetNugget Enjoying the cold!!!

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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome!
     
  9. andrew12

    andrew12 New Egg

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    Thanks and here is a photo of him now and he is crowing[​IMG]
     

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