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Is this rooster a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kemclaughlin, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. kemclaughlin

    kemclaughlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am fairly certain that he is, but he is not crowing. He was 12 weeks old on Monday. He's the EE behind the feeder... He is not my bravest chicken. He is only rarely showing any signs of willingness to protect the girls. But, I take it as a good sign that he is NEVER aggressive toward me or my kids.


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    The third picture is a few weeks old, but the fourth one shows the new coloring that has just shown up around his neck...
     
  2. CrazyChickensEverwhere

    CrazyChickensEverwhere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice roo
     
  3. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes. Some don't crow until 5-6 months of age.
     
  4. kemclaughlin

    kemclaughlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yay!! I am going to keep him until he crows. I really like him and even though I cannot keep him, I like having him around.
     
  5. Mrs. Cannon

    Mrs. Cannon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He sure looks like a he! He's very beautiful! Do you have any closer up pics of him so we could see his hackle and saddle feathers. He must be shy! But he's so pretty! [​IMG]
     
  6. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is a good looking boy. He's got a big red comb and the dark, rich red coming in over the back, shoulders, and wings is a telltale sign of a roo. He should be starting to develop his pointy saddle and hackle feathers soon too.
     
  7. kemclaughlin

    kemclaughlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mrs. Cannon :

    He sure looks like a he! He's very beautiful! Do you have any closer up pics of him so we could see his hackle and saddle feathers. He must be shy! But he's so pretty! [​IMG]

    He is shy, but I will try to get a really good one. I like that he is shy, but not mean. I would rather have a bird that does not want to be held, then one that tries to kill me. He is so pretty!! He always has been, so I am interested to see how he turns out. The buttery yellow color in his hackles (?) is brand new. It has just shown up in the last several days.

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  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    He is most definitely a rooster.
     
  9. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aw, he's just a shy nerdy teenager working on his social skills and pickup lines.

    The good news is that the girls will be crawling all over him when he aces MIT and gets a high powered computer job with a huge salary. YOu should talk to him about supporting you when you retire [​IMG]
     
  10. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's really pretty! If my EE roo had been that pretty and shy, I might have kept him! But mine wasn't pretty, and anytime my bantams got out of the "bantam palace" (my LF birds free range) he bloodied every single one of them every single time! And I have 4 kids, so they get out pretty often! They're out right now. I gave up and told the kids to just leave the door open so they cam go to bed tonight. My roo was only about 10 weeks old when we got rid of him, and he was already that mean.
     

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