Is this buff a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by saritastar, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. saritastar

    saritastar Out Of The Brooder

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    I got my chickens in May and I thought I had all of the roosters weeded out and rehomed. However, in the last 2 weeks, this buff got suddenly huge (it's been runty and small since it got pasty butt at 5 days), scraggly looking, jumping on my one laying hen and *someone* is attempting some sort of crow in the morning but I haven't been able to get out there in time to see who it is. I didn't get good comb pics but the long feathers and that it looks completely different from my other buff has me wondering. Opinions, please?

    Here's Lemon (chicken) [​IMG]
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    And here is my other buff.. you can see how nice and round all of her neatly placed feathers are, compared to the ol' scraggly Lemon. lol
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  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    What I look for is the top 2 tail feathers starting to point down & start to cover the other tail feathers, & a separation in the hackle feathers. I see both, so I would say,..... roo.
     
  3. Wimberleytexaschick

    Wimberleytexaschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, roo! Pointy feathers above the tail and thick legs. Very handsome!
     
  4. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roo
     
  5. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    definitely!
     
  6. ThomsonCentennialFarm

    ThomsonCentennialFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roo. My BO did the same thing. Pretended to be a hen for a long time, then all of a sudden saddle and hackle feathers! [​IMG]
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Definitely a roo!!!
     
  8. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Lemon is 100% cockerel. Those saddle feathers are a dead giveaway.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Roo. Keep looking for those long feathers, they're the giveaway!
     

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