Is this a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by clarsen5325, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. clarsen5325

    clarsen5325 Out Of The Brooder

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    It's about 12-13 weeks old red star olive egger. [​IMG]
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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a rooster to me.
     
  3. clarsen5325

    clarsen5325 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm curious how you can tell? I just started raising my own chickens and have a lot to learn. Thank you for your help!
     
  4. StephensonC

    StephensonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree!
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, I'm pretty sure that you have a rooster. This is based on the red, wide pea comb and the patchy red coloring all over the body.
     
  6. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    I raise Amiracuonas, and I have some that are about that age and the roosters look just like that. He's starting to get saddle and sickle feathers, so I'd say rooster.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's a cockerel. The comb is smaller, having pea-combed genes there, but you can see how red and plump it is for the age of the bird. The darker red patches on the wings are also male, and it's starting to get saddle feathers hanging down in front of the tail.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X5 on cockerel. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  9. urban sunshine

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    x6 on cockerel
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    At our lodge
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