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Legs of a Rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AUChick9202, May 6, 2011.

  1. AUChick9202

    AUChick9202 Chirping

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    I have what I believe is a BA roo because he has the many of what I have learned are "roo-ish" features/behaviors.....he started getting his comb and wattles at 2.5 weeks, struts around with his neck stretched out and tail up, and is feathering more slowly than my girls. But his legs are the same size as my girls....do all roos have the larger legs? Do the larger legs just become more noticeable later?
     

  2. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

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    Not right away and can depend on breed as well.
     
  3. mommto3kiddos

    mommto3kiddos Songster

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    My Bantam Roos have the same thickness legs as their girl "friends".. I must say too my older sexlink girls have some THICK legs, lol, and we know they are girls [​IMG]
     
  4. kjpanda

    kjpanda In the Brooder

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    I have two almost 4 week old Plymouth Rock's that are supposed to be girls, and they have huge legs. I see no sign of combs yet.......time will tell.
     
  5. Barrdwing

    Barrdwing Songster

    The "good grief those gams!" thing seems to be more reliable in heavy breeds and crosses of heavy breeds. I notice it most on our EEs. With lighter breeds like the Andy, it may not hold as true. Certainly the posture and facial changes that you're seeing with your chick are pretty darned suggestive that it's a roo.
     

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