OH dear!! I think Blue,Blue is a Roo,Roo!!! PHOTOS!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Wooden_Pony, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. Here she/he is my DS Standard Blue Cochin. I think they are about 7 weeks old??

    Blue's "sister" has her tail and a dark area where her comb should be. Blue on the other hand has no tail and a turning red comb.

    Is that a sign of a Roo?






  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Hmmm... that's not too promising.... pink at 7 weeks. Give it a few more and if it grows a bunch, you've got a roo. At this point I want to say 75% roo.
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I agree; that's too much pink for my taste at that age.
  4. Thanks silkiechicken and speckledhen!
    I was thinking the same thing to pink....

    Wouldn't you know it order Pullets and got a Roo.

    Well, if Blue does turn out to be a Roo, everyone keep your fingers crossed he will be a quite one!! [​IMG]

    My DS is so upset that his Blue might not be able to stay here!! :aww
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Sexing mistakes do happen. It is an art and they do it so quickly, too, that a cockerel who doesn't look that defined when they take their quick look, just gets tossed into the pullet box. I had a Lt. Brahma cockerel who was sexed as a pullet and I hated to sell him. He was a doll.
  6. Sexing mistakes do happen.

    Oh yes I understand that. We are just bummed because both Cochins are SO SWEET!!

    Blue spends so much time with DS driving around in the Tonka dump truck and tractors. She/he follows DS everywhere he goes.

    I think it would be neat to be able to keep Blue if she turns out to be a roo and breed him to my Buff Orpingtons!! [​IMG]
  7. chickengirlnm

    chickengirlnm Songster

    Sep 4, 2007
    clovis, new mexico
    I ordered 5 black dutch bantams along with 3 other breeds I had asked for all pullets and out of the 5 BD's I got 1 pullet and 4 roo's - so off to new homes went 3 of them I had to keep one he was just to cute thank god banties dont crow to loud and I have great neighbors ( most of all of them also have roo's so mornings around my neighborhood sound like a rooster war zone LOL)
  8. Quote:WOW you sure did get a lot of roo's!! [​IMG]

    I do not think my neighbor's would complain either someone around here already had a roo. We are on the outskirt of town and right down the road is a horse ranch and they have roos and some REALLY loud donkeys.

    AC (Animal Control) told me that if I ended up with a roo just to tell people that it is one of my hens that crows on occasion. [​IMG]

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