Is this a rooster?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Cat Bird Farm, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. Cat Bird Farm

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  2. kaya's farm

    kaya's farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yup seems to be a roo.................if you dont have any one isnt bad to have around?
     
  3. KrisRose

    KrisRose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep.
     
  4. MaransGuy

    MaransGuy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First, it does appear to be a rooster. Second, where did you get these "pullets"? That bird appears to be a meat bird. Can you post some other pics that show the whole body?
     
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  5. Cat Bird Farm

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    Well, my student gave me the birds after she hatched them. What exactly is a "meat bird"? Bred for meat? One of them has serious leg problems and it has only gotten worse. Is that a characteristic? As for keeping the roo, he is kind of fun to have roaming the yard. He's so skittish of me, though! His big feet knock everything over as he runs away.
     
  6. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    is a rooster. and i agree with marans.. That. looks like a broiler (Cornish X with plymouth rock. aka.. KFC chickens), and yes. if they live longer then 8 weeks i believe. they will go down on their legs due to the weight. Their bred to grow fast. get lots of meat. and be butchered.
     
  7. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Do a search for other posts. Some people on this board have successfully kepts cornish crosses as pets. There is some hope.
     
  8. Cat Bird Farm

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    Thanks, everyone. That helps a lot. [​IMG]
     

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