Is this a rooster???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SarahMulcahey, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. SarahMulcahey

    SarahMulcahey New Egg

    2
    0
    7
    Oct 28, 2014
    Horner Park
    [​IMG]

    So, we got these two pullets at the same time and I was told by the farmer they were the same age. One has started laying about 4 days ago. This Black Ameracauna I believe, has not and im getting nervous she is actually a he. She lost her foot due to a weird injury she had when I got her. It just fell off!! But she gets on just fine really. No crowing yet.... Thoughts???
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    82,467
    10,182
    816
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Sorry can't see the bird well enough, too dark, too small. How old ? Poor thing, to lose a foot, that's awful. The fact that they don't lay eggs at the same time is inmaterial.
     
  3. SarahMulcahey

    SarahMulcahey New Egg

    2
    0
    7
    Oct 28, 2014
    Horner Park
    Yeah that's the best pic I have at the moment. Guess I'll justbhave to wait. Yeah she's a fighter. Her foot was literally like broken and limp and bleeding and I just nursed it as best I could for a good week with all sorts of cleaning and disinfecting and I separated her to let her rest. I put her back with the others when I could see they weren't gonna pick on her and about 3 weeks later I was cleaning out the run and no foot! It was just gone. And her stump is just fine. And she's learned to get around fine. Eats, drinks. She will lay down more than the others and she sleeps inside the hen house rather than perched on top like the other two but she's good. Just hope she lays...
     
  4. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]



    Most Roosters will start to crow at 15 weeks to 25 weeks and I have had some start at 12 weeks so ya just never know but my best egg layer and incubator started producing egg's at 14 weeks and did her first hatch at 23 weeks but her sisters waited till week 20 to start producing thier egg's and do not even try to sit on the egg's but will add to her nest ......
     
    1 person likes this.
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    23,605
    1,314
    396
    Jul 24, 2013
    I think I see pointed saddle and sickle feathers, so yes, that is a cockerel.
     
  6. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    16,997
    5,283
    501
    Mar 9, 2014
    Oregon
    My Coop
    Agreed, blown up the photo seems to show some saddle feathering, but a clearer side photo with good lighting would help. Also, the bird is not an Ameraucana as there are wattles rather than beard/muffs and the comb appears to be incorrect as well.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    31,452
    3,532
    538
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Looks like a cockerel to me, but agree a better pic will confirm.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    20,569
    1,158
    391
    Jul 24, 2013
    I'm thinking cockerel.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by