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Is this really a rooster??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by amymboxer, May 18, 2016.

  1. amymboxer

    amymboxer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so I have this mixed breed chicken Cheerio and leghorns are in the mix. Definately has a big red comb and red wattles coming in. I think about 9 to 10 weeks. But this one acts extremely "hen-like". Is not bossy does not puff up with other rooster chicks or stand upright much. I am giving back roosters as I can't have them. It this really a rooster?[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. amymboxer

    amymboxer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Picture #2 of Cheerio
     
  3. elizabethjg

    elizabethjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kinda looks cockerelish to me due to her big wattles and comb and her kinda curved tail feathers. But does have a body of a hen. I would wait and see to make sure you don't give away good layer.
     
  4. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
    Can you get a picture closer to the tail feathers/back?
     
  5. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If its legs are long and thick and if it has a large red comb, it's probably a rooster. Sorry to say this, but I think yours falls into that category. But, like elizabethjg said, the body looks kinda like a hens. I would wait if I were you, but it looks like a roo to me. Maybe someone else can disagree?
     
  6. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
    Thats what I was thinking too, but couldn't tell if there were saddle feathers, cuz pullets can get those curvy tail feathers too.
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    9 to 10 weeks is a bit early for visible male saddle feathers.
    The bird in question is a Delaware. The bright red comb, at such a young age, and the barring through the tail indicate that it is a cockerel.
     
  8. amymboxer

    amymboxer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let me get another photo. Juat throws me off a bit. The others I know are roos. But this one gets me.
     
  9. amymboxer

    amymboxer Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Definitely a cockerel.

    At this age, it's just a baby still. Not necessarily going to act "male" yet, or have sex feathers. It hasn't hit puberty, so to speak. But no hen will have that much red comb and wattles at this age.
     

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