Is my large, bossy, fully-combed girl actually a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bdjh, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. bdjh

    bdjh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    New chicken owner here. Can anyone help determine if I have a rooster here?

    While it certainly may have been some other kind of wild bird in my yard, I heard what sounded like some practice cockadoodling happening yesterday at about 5am. I didn't see her making the noise....I just heard SOME bird doing it. If it was her, she hasn't made a sound since then.

    She's a Columbian Rock, I believe. This girl was apparently born April 14th, and one of the pics shows her and her sister, who is half the size, and has almost no comb. They were identical when we bought them at 6 weeks old.

    The chicken in question has no spurs, but quite thick legs.

    None of our 6 girls are laying yet.

    I tried to get decent pics, but she's a squirmy girl (or boy).

    Thanks
    Brian

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  2. acmommy1

    acmommy1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Beautiful bird. With a face like that, I would think it would have to be a rooster!
     
  3. bdjh

    bdjh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks - She IS beautiful, but roosters are verboten in our area.....so I'm really hoping she's a "she" and not a "he", otherwise she's going to have to become a nice curry.
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Ya, you've got a rooster. The comb/wattle development and the male feathers are coming in, spurs don't develop until later. That is going to be one big boy.
     
  5. acmommy1

    acmommy1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Pretty sure there are saddle feathers in that last shot, too.
     
  6. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm afraid that it is a rooster you can see its streamers coming from the neck and saddle feathers, he also has more wattle and comb development.
     
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  7. bdjh

    bdjh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    **** - that's what I was afraid of.

    Thanks for the confirmations, though.
     

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