Is this a male? & Araucana roo or something else??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by totallycity, May 10, 2008.

  1. totallycity

    totallycity Out Of The Brooder

    May 7, 2008
    I went in with 2 of ladies to buy my chicks, and they got mixed up. :mad:
    Some were easy, but this one was not.
    For a roo I ordered a single comb brown leghorn, but I don't think that is what this is?
    The other lady ordered Araucanas, so I am wondering if this is what this is?????

    Also can I assume that it's a BOY?? because of the larger comb. (it's 6 weeks old)
    all my other chicks have small combs.
    Also "he" will call the girls in if they scatter too far and they will follow. Great leader.
    (new to this & really enjoying it [​IMG] )

    As a baby... Click pics to make bigger**

    Now at 6 weeks old... Click pics to make bigger**

    Back end... Click pics to make bigger**
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  2. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

    Dec 21, 2007
    got a b etter pic of it big? i would need to see the tail area to [​IMG]
  3. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    looks like a roo with that comb. But i'm no expert!
  4. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    The comb is not very red so I would say it could be a pullet. It is not an araucana. An araucana does not have a tail and is supposed to be tufted.
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  5. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2008
    Looks like a sussex chick to me [​IMG]
  6. totallycity

    totallycity Out Of The Brooder

    May 7, 2008
    Quote:I was just thinking Roo because it's very "bossy" & has a large comb when all the others have none.
    IF it's not a rooster I wonder how well the ladies will accept a new rooster in the cage when I add one. I really wanted fertile eggs.
    I was hoping to get a roo baby so they were raised together. Any other way to tell it's a roo at 6 weeks age?
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  7. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    Hmmm. Looks an awful lot like our Welsummer chicks, except for that big comb. Definitely looks roo-ish to me!! (edited to add: I looked at your other post and I do think that all of these are Partridge Rocks, after all. They look a lot like Weslummers but they're darker. If the girls lay dark terra-cotta brown eggs, though, they're Welsummers!)


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  8. carousel

    carousel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    NW Oregon
    I have what I'm quite sure is Brown Danish Leghorn.
    she is 6 weeks old and has a smaller comb with no hints of pink at this point, her legs are not as yellow either.
  9. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    At 6 wks old, I would say it is a boy. I do not know the breed, but it is definitely not an araucana which has a pea comb and specific recognized color varieties. Araucana are typically also rumpless (although random tails do occur).

  10. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    looks like a welsummer

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