Is my mutt a cockeral?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by mboldi, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. mboldi

    mboldi New Egg

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    I've hatched a few eggs in my homemade incubator. The farmer has only 2 roosters for 60 hens so most of the eggs are not fertilized. I set 12 eggs and hatched 2 and then set 15 and hatched 3. This is a picture of my mutt (2nd generation red sex-link) who is one of the first 2. I'm fairly certain that he is a cockerel and want to double check with you guys. The other one from the batch is definitely a pullet but since they are not a breed they may have other characteristics. Is my baby (6+ weeks old) a roo?

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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Llooking at that comb development and posture i'd say its a he, as you also think.
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  3. mboldi

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    Thanks CT, we can't have roosters so I was hoping against hope...Marty
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    You're welcome Marty - we've all been there I'm sorry to say!

    Cheers
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