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Neighbor confirmed it, Owl is a Roo.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Mommy 2 Wee Ones, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. Mommy 2 Wee Ones

    Mommy 2 Wee Ones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After weeks of wondering, and looking a pictures of GLW. My neighbor who was watching our chicks overnight came over yesterday & said, "You do know Owl is a Roo." She/He has a rose comb, the waddles, and in the last week has really shot up & got bigger all around. Out of my 10 first litter of chicks, Owl was the hardest to catch, hardest to hold (my daughters held her/him anyway)[​IMG]
    Last night I saw the green glossy sheen of his tail feathers, and I have to scold him from time to time when I try to pet him, because he has pecked. And he gets a tap on the beak and a firm no no no from me.
    But Owl has no issues with our new puppy Sophie (chiu/jack russell) who is 9 weeks old. She is very happy to roam around the run, Owl looks at her, but no one chases her.
    So my dear Owl has a harem of 14 up and coming hens.[​IMG]

    This was taken July 3rd. We are much bigger now.

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  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:You have a hen based on age already and the fact there aren't any saddle or hackle feathers growing in. Thats a great photo but if you can get a photo of that size of a full side body shot it would be better to judge?? Right now it is hen looking...
     
  3. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You have a hen based on age already and the fact there aren't any saddle or hackle feathers growing in. Thats a great photo but if you can get a photo of that size of a full side body shot it would be better to judge?? Right now it is hen looking...

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  4. Ilovetohatch

    Ilovetohatch Out Of The Brooder

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    It says and green shine usally means male.

    This was taken July 3rd. We are much bigger now.
     
  5. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:I have tons of girls with green sheen-ANytime a birds had black feathering-there will be a sheen with good quality birds. My black Ameraucana hens are sooooo black with tons of green sheen [​IMG]
     
  6. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    And my BA hen has tons of green sheen in her black...beautiful. Can you get some up-to-date pics???
     
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  7. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    What a great name he has. His comb is very large and red at a young age, I'm pretty sure your neighbor is right.
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    How old is that bird?
     
  9. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    Could be just the lighting, but in that pic I see a darker red coming in on the shoulder.. that to me would mean roo. I know with my wyandottes, that was the early clue - the saddle feathers came much later. But yes, pullets can have green glossy feathers also, depending on the breed!
     
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