Is this a Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ButtersMama, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. ButtersMama

    ButtersMama Chirping

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    So May 1 I bought 5 pullets. They are approx 15 weeks now. [​IMG]

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    I'm thinking this Light Brahma is a rooster. She has been very bossy. She is the largest chicken...even larger than the Jersey Giant. Last week I noticed her grabbing the back of the neck of the other hens. Today my husband saw her mounting another (he thinks). She pecked at my son's hand - we've never had a chicken do this.

    Is she a Rooster?

    Not sure what to do if she is. Keep him? Never intended to have a rooster...only hens but like the idea of baby chicks.
     
  2. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Crowing

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    Yes he is a rooster. You could keep him awhile and try it out. I love having roosters around and the fertile eggs and chicks is a huge bonus.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    That is a rooster. Every other bird is a hen.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    You have a rooster, but your other birds are all hens.
     
  5. amishhippie

    amishhippie In the Brooder

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    You have a roo.
     
  6. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Crowing

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    That is a rooster, but brahmas have feathered feet
     
  7. chicken-lady13

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    He is definitely a rooster. Oh what a handsome one he is.
     
  8. ButtersMama

    ButtersMama Chirping

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    They are feathered...just can't see them too well. Plus, feathers coming out everywhere! Is this an age thing?

    Until I snapped that pic...I have never seen the tail feather curved like that. That is a giveaway huh?

    I think I will see how things go for a while.

    Thanks all!
     
  9. ButtersMama

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    I forgot to mention - I accidently got two roosters before and they crowed very early on. I have never heard this roo crow. I actually hear an egg song coming from him which is why I did not even think that she was a he.

    Goodnight!
     
  10. donrae

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    Brahmas are known to be slower to mature than other breeds, so he may not crow for a few more months.
     

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