Is this a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by john14six, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. john14six

    john14six Out Of The Brooder

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    We split an order with a few families and we ordered 6 hens.
    3 rhode island reds, and 3 golden comets

    One golden comet started showing different signs and we started wondering if she was a he.

    His tail feathers were the last to come in. His comb developed faster than the others or more prominent. We did the hat trick where we held the hat over all 6 chickens - 5 ran away and 1 stayed to peck at it. guess which one? He's been jumping on some of the hens backs (to no avail). We got them this past May. He also has that little nail coming out of his back leg.

    Just looking for confirmation what we think we already know. We haven't heard any crowing from him.

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  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Yes! You've got a rooster there. The nail coming out of the leg is actually a spur. He's a pretty boy. Looks very "orpington-ish".
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    yup, rooster.
     
  4. WingingIt

    WingingIt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty roo. [​IMG]
     
  5. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This roo is a Buff Orpington
     
  6. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    Cockadoodleroo!
     
  7. Luke0987654321

    Luke0987654321 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rooster
     

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