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Is this little one a Roo?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Shock4ndAwe, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. Shock4ndAwe

    Shock4ndAwe New Egg

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    I got sex-linked ISA Brown pullets from TSC about two months ago and I've been having a sneaking suspicion that three of my birds may, in fact, be roosters. This one in particular has me almost convinced because I think I heard her crow. When I went to investigate she did it again. Her comb and wattles are also noticeably bigger than the other two I have separated from the ones I know to be pullets. The person at TSC told me the chicks were about two weeks old when I got them. I believe them to be around 9 or 10 weeks old right now.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. My town doesn't allow roosters so I'm a little worried.

    Link to the album
     
  2. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
    Can't see your pics :/
     
  3. Shock4ndAwe

    Shock4ndAwe New Egg

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  4. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like a fine BO cockerel.
    I have 12 week old BO pullets and none of them have that kind of comb and wattle development.
     
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  5. Shock4ndAwe

    Shock4ndAwe New Egg

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    Yeah that's what I've been afraid of. Would you say this one is a cockerel as well?
     
  6. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Both are cockerels, and both are Orpingtons.
     
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  7. Shock4ndAwe

    Shock4ndAwe New Egg

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    So TSC gave me Orpingtons instead of ISA Browns, huh?
     
  8. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    Agree 100% with keesmom.
    Very handsome boys! Since you cannot keep roos, why not advertise them on this site or on craigslist?
    Best wishes to you!
     
  9. Shock4ndAwe

    Shock4ndAwe New Egg

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    I'm definitely going to try. Want a BO rooster? :p
     
  10. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    LOL, I would love to have one but my WL cockerel would definitely not love it[​IMG]
    Thanks, though! Good luck finding new homes!
     

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