Newbie needs help!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HollyRC, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. HollyRC

    HollyRC New Egg

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    I have six hens (at least I think they're all hens). Had them all since late summer. Close to a year old now. No crowing. But since this black copper Maran finished molting, s/he is looking a lot like a rooster. Maybe it's just that we just returned from Kauai where they were everywhere. What do you think? [​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
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  2. Adalida

    Adalida Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think your suspicions are correct!
     
  3. rebrascora

    rebrascora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is without doubt a rooster and it is not a black copper marans because it has yellow legs.
     
  4. HollyRC

    HollyRC New Egg

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    Thank you! Not sure what the breed is - was matching it as well as possible to pictures. Here's his feet. So, even though he doesn't crow, it's definitely a rooster? He watches over the hens very attentively and always shakes his feathers. [​IMG]
     
  5. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    That bird is definitely male, and looks to be a mix.
     
  6. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

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    Definitely a rooster! And I agree, looks to be a mix. :)
     
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  7. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    No doubt about that is a rooster...red bars on wing bows nail it. You've also got saddle feathers just before the tail (spiky stringy feathers that cascade down) and some sickle curve in the tail.

    And yes, not a BCM but a mix.

    It is not uncommon for roosters to not come into full color until after their first molt.

    And some roosters simply don't crow much, especially if he is junior to a senior on duty.

    LofMc
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    lovely mixed breed roo
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Mixed breed rooster.
     

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