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IsAl Jolson a boy?!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AmyE690, May 16, 2007.

  1. AmyE690

    AmyE690 New Egg

    May 14, 2007
    Tucson, AZ
    This is our barred rock, Al Jolson. I'm watch Al's growth and thinking we may have a roo on our hands. What do you think? S/he is about six or seven weeks old.

    By the way, I must say how impressed I am with the site. I've been reading posts for quite a while and y'all have helped us with many questions we have. We're new to the whole chicken thing.

  2. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    I am by no means an expert, but from the looks of that comb and the fact that he has huge wattles, I would say Roo? but I am pretty new here, so maybe someone with more expertise will respond. I would say Roo though.

  3. mlheran

    mlheran Chillin' With My Peeps

    At six weeks I'd say Al is definitely an "Al." Congrats on a lovely cockeral!
  4. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    That's a little boy! Very cute, too.
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yep, hes's a he!
  6. elvisfreak

    elvisfreak Out Of The Brooder

    May 14, 2007
    im 99% sure thats a boy. The ones i have have the big comb by this time and it seems on the barred rock, that the boys have more white than black in their coloring, whereas the girls look blacker.
  7. cookinmom

    cookinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2007
    Saint George GA
    Could I ask how Al got his name?
  8. AmyE690

    AmyE690 New Egg

    May 14, 2007
    Tucson, AZ
    Well, he was all black when we got him. The boyfriend and I were mulling over possibilities and I asked, "Who was that guy that used to do blackface and sing Mammee?"

    "Al Jolson?"

    And it stuck.

    We also have two RIR named Olive and Little Jerry Seinfeld and two ameraucanas named Mary-Kate and Ashley. Ironically, Mary-Kate ended up reddish brown and Ashley is blond. Same skinny legs, though.
  9. SunChick

    SunChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2007
    Bel Air, Maryland
  10. Emchick

    Emchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2007
    He!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![​IMG] sory i get caried away

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