Is my Rosalinda a cockrel?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chkncatlady, May 20, 2016.

  1. chkncatlady

    chkncatlady Just Hatched

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    Hello all! I am a brand new chicken mama. I recently brought home 4 "pullets" from a local feed store, entirely due to ovewhelming impulse triggered by the unbearable cuteness of baby chicks. In the past few weeks, one of my "girls" has shown noteable aggressive behavior, an awkward sound I assumed was an attempted cock-a-doodle-doo but wrote off as a transitional cluck, and has begun to show noticeable physical differences from the others. Granted, all four are from different breeds and look generally different anyway. "Rosalinda" is an Araucana and is 12 weeks old. I have done a significant amount of googling to confirm my suspicionson, but I thought it best to enlist the help of more seasoned chicken parents. The most validating observation is the shape of the tail feathers. "Rosie's" feathers are pointed, undefined and curve at the ends, while the others have rounded, straight feathers. Other signs have included her red comb and different looking hackle feathers, but I just don't know enough about chickens to know if that is due to "her" breed or sex. Any opinions on this are appreciated. TIA!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] 'Ross' is an Easter Egger cockerel.
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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  4. chkncatlady

    chkncatlady Just Hatched

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    Thank you for your respose! He's gonna be such a pretty rooster. I live in the City limits and this means I will have to rehome him. :(
     
  5. chkncatlady

    chkncatlady Just Hatched

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    Yep. He's definitely a rooster. Thanks everyone for the input. I'm mildly disappointed that he was my only "Easter Egger," but he is happy at his new home and has lots of girlfriends. Apparently, he is quite the ladies' man now that he isn't being "jumped in" any longer.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    100% rooster
     
  7. Troy6671

    Troy6671 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep, Rooster!
     
  8. robdog

    robdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Could try a velcro collar until you get a warning from someone snitching.
     

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