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Male? Really?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by suewtsn, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. suewtsn

    suewtsn Out Of The Brooder

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    He/She is huge and started crowing, but doesn't have the spurs at 5 months. Looks like saddle feathers too. Is that normal for a rooster - not to have spurs. All my other boys have them....

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  2. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Being a young rooster, he hasn't grown his spurs yet. This is definitely a rooster though.
     
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  3. StarMeKritten

    StarMeKritten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some roosters don't start to get their spurs until they are closer to a year old. My boys (various breeds) are around 7 months old and are just starting to get them. Yours is definitely all boy.

    I love the photo with the cat! I have 2 cats that love to hang out with my chickens while they free range. They can be great little livestock guardians. :)
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, that is a rooster.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Roosters mature at different rates. Some start getting them earlier, and others wait for months. And, some never get them. I have several cockerels, all of the same age, and their spurs are all different lengths.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on that.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Rooster. The spurs will come, but the saddle feathers, comb, coloring and gawky, leggy look tell the tale now.
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    At our lodge
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    Pretty rooster!
     
  9. suewtsn

    suewtsn Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. Yes over the last two weeks, he has taken over (albeit, nicely) the flock. He is like either of his suspected dads in this respect. (He is either Americana or Anacona and mum a BR.) He spends all day on patrol outside the coop while the others are inside staying warm. He is a massive bird and turning out to be quite beautiful. I would even considering showing him if I had the first clue what that entailed. :)
    I never thought I would be so involved in chickens! Lol. Had you told me I would be talking like this two years ago, I would have laughed.
     
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