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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by WriterofWords, Apr 25, 2009.
I've been pretty sure White Boy's BF was a he, Houdini, but I'm not sure now. What do you think?
I'd like to know how old he is, but my gut tells me it's a boy. The comb, waddles and lobes are all very red. The size of the waddles suggests boy to me too.
He was hatched Dec. 15, so he's just over 4 months, he reallllllly needs to be a boy or my 3 hopefully female BR's are going to be really disappointed,, unless of course one of them isn't a she lol!
It really looks like a boy, but if 'he' isn't crowing yet, I may be wrong. Almost every rooster I've raised has crowed by four months. The only exception, I think, was my first BC Marans roo.
His BF White Boy was hatched the same day, Dec. 15 and hasn't crowed yet either.
WOW! That's definitely a boy. Maybe you just have exceptionally polite roos?
It's funny, I have a ton of roos, they are all polite, get along and will beg for treats. People who come here just believe they all live together in harmony! I have one fence I call the bachelor's club because you'll see 6 or 7 roos perching together at night on it.
I'm burning with envy!!!!!
I'm trying to separate my roos and hens ( I got tired of bald backs). The roos just won't stay on their side of the fence. It's 8' tall!!!!!!! They can find any weakness or gap. It's like Super-Gonad Power! The time they do spend together is pretty much a c_o_c_k fight. I need a really long lasting tranquilizer, for me or the chickens--at this point, I don't care!
I've surprised at how mine accept new roos into the family, when Popcorn arrived I was worried since he's used to being top roo. He had a hard time for a few days, a couple of my younger fellows chased him around a lot, they still do occasionally but it's not to hurt him, they just tease him. He finds a tall pole to sit on where the LaRoo can't get to him. LaRoo is a banty roo with a dinosaur attitude. I only have two roos that have their own ladies and that is Blue Roo with Penny, and the Sisters, and Popcorn has Lissy. All the other hens and roos are "single and dating" for a better way of putting it! Nugget finally has a couple of ladies of his own, the new girl, Duchess, and Red. There are a couple of other ladies that just love him but he's way too big for them and he knows it. The love of his life is Woo and she's like a mini bantam and he's on steroids. I guess I'm just really lucky with the dynamics of my feathered family members.
Which roos live full time with the ladies?How many ladies/roo? How much space do you have? I really wasn't prepared for the lurch into breeding. I'm trying to be fair to the girls, but I can't just lose the roos. The timing of this revelation is particularly inconvenient due to an increase in egg/bird orders.
And with that last question, I've hijacked the thread!