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Is this a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 71Blazer, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. 71Blazer

    71Blazer New Egg

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    Hello all. I bought 4 pullets, gentleman said they were ameracauna but I figured may be easter eggers. Anyways, big red began crowing the past two mornings and randomly throughout the day. Just wanted to be clear on if it's really a he! Also if you can tell me what breeds I have that would be awesome. Thanks
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  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    They all look to be Easter Eggers. Big Red is the only cockerel.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree also
     
  6. wolfchicken

    wolfchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Don't think so. Also if there is no cock a hen may begin crowing and stop laying.
     
  7. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    Look at the feathers on the red ones neck. See how long and skinny and with a pointy end they are compared to your other girls? That is the male plumage. You probably have them coming in on the back as well just before the tail. That as well as the crowing is how you pick you have a rooster.
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2015
  8. 71Blazer

    71Blazer New Egg

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    I thought so but wanted to be sure since these are my first chickens. Thanks to every one who responded!
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     

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