Old English Bantam ***UPDATE*** Please help me decide :)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hippiechickadee, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. hippiechickadee

    hippiechickadee Out Of The Brooder

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    My Old English Bantam has been behaving a little like my rooster. I'm curious if you guys could help me figure it out.

    From a hatchery, SUPPOSED to be a lady, hatched June 3rd

    The little one on the right, next to the Barred Rock:
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    Her face a little closer:

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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    With that comb/wattle at 9-10 weeks would vote you have a cockerel
     
  3. hippiechickadee

    hippiechickadee Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what I'm beginning to think!!!!

    If she is a he, will he be able to perform with normal size ladies? If so I'll give up my bigger rooster, Steve. If not, we will see haha
     
  4. hippiechickadee

    hippiechickadee Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, confirmed, she/he crowed today. Must have heard me questioning his sex.

    So now I'm stuck with the dilemma (again) of which rooster to keep. The standard rooster, steve? Or the bantam rooster, Flyer.

    Is there a better choice?

    If it helps, my flock consists of 2 silkies, 2 buff brahma bantams, 1 barred rock, 1 golden comet, 1 redstar, the barred old english bantam (rooster!), the other rooster (sexlink)- all 8-10 weeks old and now 2 ameraucanas (4 weeks old- separate right now).

    Is there a better option for rooster for these girls?
     

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