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Is this a Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mdshec, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. mdshec

    mdshec Out Of The Brooder

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    I think I have a young rooster. Can someone please confirm. It is production red just over 3 months old. Starting to see what appears to me as saddle feathers. The feet and legs are larger than my RIR that are 1.5 years old. I heard one of the young ones try to crow but have not seen it for sure. Getting some small fetus in my eggs (don't want any fertilized eggs) from my older hens.

    Sorry about the blurry pictures.

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    Compared to my RIR's: the possible roo on the left. Feet are larger.
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    possible Roo in the foreground.
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    Possible ROO exit stage left. Notice the feed are noticeably larger than my full grown RIR.
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    Possible Roo center stage of my 2 RIR. at 3 months already taller and comb seems much larger.
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    Hackle feathers seem to be more pointed. Also starting to get what appears to be saddle feathers
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    Best pic I got of the possible roo. Hackle feathers noticeably darker, pointed. What appears to be saddle feathers forming. Tail feathers seem pointed and curling down.
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  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it is a rooster.
     
  3. MadamPoofyBrow

    MadamPoofyBrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, that's a roo [​IMG]
    Can you have roos where you live? If so, fertilized eggs aren't any different than normal eggs unless you decide to hatch. You may cctually enjoy having him if he's polite. I find roos (The nice one, lol) to be sweet and more affectionate then the hens [​IMG]
     
  4. mdshec

    mdshec Out Of The Brooder

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    As of right now yes, Abilene Texas allows roosters in the city limits. I realize that fertilized eggs are not much different in taste. But in the Texas summer time, they start to incubate without a hen sitting on them.

    I would love to keep a rooster around the house and see what some young chicks turn out like with the mix of breeds I have., but with the Texas heat I have already been getting eggs with small fetus' growing in them. It is easy to pick out, and with the cooler months approaching I will not get this. My wife has drawn the line. No Rooster period.

    I had planned on putting 3 of laying hens in the freezer, but I guess it will be a roo and 2 of the older hens when the youngens start to lay.
     
  5. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    Yes, rooster. He's very pretty! :yiipchick
     
  6. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    What does the fetus that you are picking out look like? Maybe like little specks of meat??
     
  7. mdshec

    mdshec Out Of The Brooder

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    Next time I get one I will post a pic.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Rooster.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    rooster
     
  10. youngchooklover

    youngchooklover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster.
     

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