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OH DANG! *irony alert*

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by urbanhomesteader, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. urbanhomesteader

    urbanhomesteader Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2007
    Yorba Linda, CA
    I think one of the 4 Cuckoo Maran chicks I kept is a cockeral![​IMG]. I had 11 chicks in total and I gave away 7. I kept the 4 darkest thinking they were pullets. [​IMG]

    Today I took the chicks outside for the first time and in the light of day I could see that "Tootsie" has red on its comb already and none of the other 3 do. Tootsie also has not feathered up as fast as the other chicks.
    I suppose its ironic that the chick I named after a character that was a man masquirading as a woman turns out to be doing the same thing.[​IMG]
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

  3. Llysse

    Llysse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2007
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    [​IMG] Very funny!
  5. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    I've done the opposite thing. You can't tell a Silkie's sex until they are quite a bit older than a month. I managed to sell off all of my roos and didn't know it for months. Had all these girls and no boy for them.
  6. Hoolie

    Hoolie Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 11, 2007
  7. cheapcheap_jeepjeep

    cheapcheap_jeepjeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Villa Grove
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. MoonGoddess

    MoonGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Philly, PA
    Awww, well look on the bright side...you'll have more fertile eggs soon and you can try again. [​IMG]
  9. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
  10. urbanhomesteader

    urbanhomesteader Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2007
    Yorba Linda, CA
    I wish that was an option. I can't keep roosters where I live. So if Tootsie is truly a roo I will have to find a new home for him. If no one will take him he's [​IMG].

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