Is this a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by fairfeatherfriend, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. fairfeatherfriend

    fairfeatherfriend Out Of The Brooder

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    We got six new pullets last June, including this Americauna. S/he is rather shy, but bigger now than the others, and has longer, yellower legs. I'm still not good at determining if this is a roo. Can anyone tell?

    Thanks!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    He is a cockerel.
     
  3. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, I agree with this. You got yourself a handsome rooster.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X3 on cockerel. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, it's cockerel. See those orange feathers hanging down in front of the tail? And on the neck, plus the red patches on the wings? Those are all signs of a male.
     
  6. fairfeatherfriend

    fairfeatherfriend Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, everyone. I hate to be partial because he is beautiful - but we have no use for a rooster. So far he has not crowed. And he runs from most of the hens! So far... no roo behaviors, but no doubt they'll be coming.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    He's a very cool looking Easter Egger rooster (as opposed to Ameraucana). Too bad you can't keep him. He sure is handsome.
     

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