Is this a Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by samlydia, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. samlydia

    samlydia Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, i have a 13 week old white pekin bantam which we believe to be a cockerel. he has more comb and wattle development than our others, which we think are all girls. i was hoping people could take a look at the pics and tell me what they think.

    I was also wondering as this is my first hatch, even if it looks like a Roo now is there a chance it could still be female? and is the only sure way to tell by waiting for an egg or crowing?

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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, I'd say that is a cockerel. While one sure way to tell the gender of chickens is to wait until they crow or lay, there are other signs. Roosters will have larger, redder combs early on, develop pointed hackle (neck) and saddle (back) feathers, have long, pointed tail feathers (called sickles), often stand taller than hens, and will generally have more masculine heads and legs. And of course, they eventually crow.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That much comb at 13 weeks means male.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a male to me, due to to the size of the comb.
     
  5. samlydia

    samlydia Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, i thought as much but its good to have my suspicions confirmed.
     

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