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Is this a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jbonoma, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. jbonoma

    jbonoma Out Of The Brooder

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    I am assuming yes because it started crowing today...but help!!


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  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, you clearly can see thin hackle feathers. I bet he has saddle feathers too.
     
  3. jbonoma

    jbonoma Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is another shot.....[​IMG]
     
  4. jbonoma

    jbonoma Out Of The Brooder

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    What are hackle feathers? This is my first time having chickens
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Hackle feathers are neck feathers. Males have shinier, thinner, more pointy hackle feathers.

    And yes, he looks to be a cockerel.
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    cockerel

    this is what they look like on a cockerel/rooster


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  7. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cockerel for sure!
     

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