New, trying to sex this rescue chicken

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by saracb, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. saracb

    saracb Hatching

    Jun 28, 2010
    I'm new here and while my partner and I have been researching chickens for a while we had decided to wait until next year. On Friday, a friend called after finding a chicken running around in a park in Chicago. After discussing all the reasons why not to pick it up we did anyway. We think, but are not sure, that it is a rooster. Looks sort of like an Orpington. We have no idea how old it is. No eggs or crowing yet.
    We decided to go ahead and build a coop and keep it, we've grown attached. But we would like to know. If it's a hen we could add more hens and get some eggs. If not, we probably have to be careful as we don't want to breed chicks. We can have about 4 eventually.
    Any advice would be great. Thanks!

  2. zazouse

    zazouse Crowing

    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas
    Pretty roo
  3. paddock36

    paddock36 Songster

    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    Definitely a roo.
  4. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Songster

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
    Looks like a Roo to me. As to the breed, not a clue. Good luck with that handsome fellow you rescued! He is gorgeous! [​IMG]
  5. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

    Sep 16, 2008
    Levan, UT
    I would guess him to be a red sex link rooster. They are white with red over the shoulders. He's a handsome boy!! Thank you for rescuing him! [​IMG]
  6. Red&Yellow

    Red&Yellow Songster

    Sep 30, 2009
    Frederick County, MD
    I second the vote for red sex-link. Def a rooster.
  7. incubatingisfun

    incubatingisfun Songster

    Dec 15, 2009
    it is definently a rooster
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yep, that is a red sexlink rooster.
  9. HenPen

    HenPen Songster

    Apr 29, 2009
    New Hampshire
    Quote:I agree...
  10. saracb

    saracb Hatching

    Jun 28, 2010
    Thanks everyone. We were hoping for a hen, but really like this guy so we're making a go of it. I hope he doesn't start crowing or our neighbors might not like it. So far just clucking.

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