New, trying to sex this rescue chicken

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

  1. saracb

    saracb New Egg

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    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!

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  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Pretty roo
     
  3. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a roo.
     
  4. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I second the vote for red sex-link. Def a rooster.
     
  7. incubatingisfun

    incubatingisfun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it is definently a rooster
     
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

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

    HenPen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree...
     
  10. saracb

    saracb New Egg

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    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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