Is this a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by OK_to_WA_Farms, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. OK_to_WA_Farms

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    We got some hens tonight at an auction. They were labeled as barnyard mix hens (and one rir). I just got them home in better light and I'm thinking maybe we got saddled with a rooster. We are residential backyarders so if it's a roo I'm going to have to rehome asap. If you have any insight on the white (gender or breed) I would appreciate it! It's storming here and they're in the quarantine coop for now. I can get better pictures tomorrow.

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  2. Natalie783

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    That looks like a roo. It has the long, pointy neck feathers that hens don't have.
     
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  3. OK_to_WA_Farms

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    That's what caught my eye. :he
     
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  4. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Overrun With Chickens

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    Rooster. He’s very handsome!
     
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  5. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome! Definitely a cockerel! Mary
     
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  6. OK_to_WA_Farms

    OK_to_WA_Farms Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. You want him. ;)
     
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  7. OK_to_WA_Farms

    OK_to_WA_Farms Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, Mary.
     
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  8. Nyla

    Nyla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The whiteish one looks rooster. Also looks like a Amberlink rooster.
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  9. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello @OK_to_WA_Farms,

    It is very nice to meet you. Wow, what a beautiful bird! (The white and red mister in the center. Although they are all gorgeous). I refuse to say sorry that he's a rooster... Because he truly is a good looking one if that.
    I'd suggest re-homing him to a friend, family or someone you barely know but seems like a good soul. Or find a way to keep him for breeding... Best wishes and God bless!

    Regards,
    -Angry Hen
     
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  10. Nyla

    Nyla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can use a no crow collar on him. Most people say no, but I've used one and it never hurt my male. After about 3 months of him wearing it, he completely stopped crowing.
     
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