Is this a Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by thriftynickel, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. thriftynickel

    thriftynickel Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to chickens and got 10 chicks over the Summer from a farm with LOTS of chickens. Out of the 10 chicks 2 are confirmed hens and just started laying. There are 5 roosters(that will be looking for homes) 2 that I'm keeping, and this guy? All the others have been crowing and this one hasn't made a peep? Any thoughts?[​IMG][​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. pickledpenny

    pickledpenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a lady to me!
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a cockerel to me.
     
  4. BenHogan

    BenHogan Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like an Ameraucana mix rooster to me. I have had roosters that never started crowing. They grew up as part of a group of 3 to 5 roosters. It seemed like the not crowing helped them avoid fights for dominance with the other guys. But when I removed some of the other more dominant roosters later because they started behaving aggressively toward my little boys, the silent guy started crowing when he was close to a year old. And he never shut up! [​IMG]
     
  5. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have a cockerel. He's a nice-looking bird!
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely a rooster.
     
  9. krista74

    krista74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, cockerel. I see saddle feathers and pointy hackles. Sorry [​IMG]

    - Krista
     
  10. pickledpenny

    pickledpenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hehe, I feel like a fool seeing the other responses, but my ol' EE had the pointy feathers and laid eggs! The EE can be a bit hard.
     

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