Is my new mixed bantie a Roo???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Shine Your Light, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. Shine Your Light

    Shine Your Light New Egg

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    I am really new to raising chickens and a friend gave me 4 bantams from a "wild" flock that roams her farm. Three seem to be hens and one looks pretty much like a roo compared to them as he/she is geting a red comb and they aren't yet. My friend says you never can tell and just because he/she is getting a comb it's not a certainty until you hear the crow. It's true all my other girls have red combs, both the full size and bantams. Also, I saw another from the same hatching and it is much more "roosterish" having a very large comb already and much much larger and longer tail feathers.

    Any help would be appreciated and if anyone can tell me an approximate age that would be great too!

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  2. zeely

    zeely Out Of The Brooder

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    he. look at his pointy saddle feathers and the beginnings of the sickle feathers in his tail.
     
  3. ChickasaurusRex

    ChickasaurusRex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All girls except for 2nd pic [​IMG]
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    1st pic is 3 pullets and cockeral...2nd pics is your roo
     
  5. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

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    oh yeah, hes a boy
     
  6. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, typical rooster colors as well. Definitely a boy.
     
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Most definitely a rooster! He's gorgeous though [​IMG]
     
  8. suzeqf

    suzeqf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 hens and a roo,
     
  9. vickie2133

    vickie2133 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Everyone is right that is a little roo. He looks very pretty though.
     
  10. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    I beg to differ with your friend. That boy has some very male feathers and there is zero chance he's a girl whether he crows today or next year sometime.
     

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