is this a roo ?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 98cummins, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. 98cummins

    98cummins Out Of The Brooder

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    so I finally got my first chickens.[​IMG] I got 5 golden comet pullets but I'm worried this one is a roo [​IMG] What do you think it has a much large comb and waddle than the others
    it also has some feathering on it's legs the others do not. I thought the males were mostly white . They are supposedly 4 months old.

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  2. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say that you are right about it being a rooster...but, how old are they now and if you could get a better, closer shot it would help :)
     
  3. 98cummins

    98cummins Out Of The Brooder

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    how do I make the picture bigger ?
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    It is a roo alright, but not sure if the breed is a Golden Comet or not. :confused:
     
  5. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    100% a cockerel!
     
  6. rosechickens

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    We raised golden comet hens for eggs and he doesn't look like a hen. Is he maybe a cross breed if there is feathering on the legs?
     
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  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Absolutely a cockerel.
     
  8. 98cummins

    98cummins Out Of The Brooder

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    ya
    I thought it was a roo.
    I called the lady I got it from (a family farm) and she apologized and I exchanged it for a pullet. All is good.[​IMG] now just witing for some eggs.
    any advice on how to encourage foraging in the grass? I have a chicken tractor and they just eat out of the feeder and sleep. very little scratching and pecking at the ground I spread out some black oil sun flour seeds and the poked around a little. I don't think they got out much where I got them from. Is this some thing they will just pick up on ? If so how long will it take?
     

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