one rooster crowing-other not a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sueandthe6, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. sueandthe6

    sueandthe6 Chirping

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    brought these two home to a friend in aug fully feathered but still peeping. adopted from shelter very emaciated. no eggs thus far but was giving them the benefit of doubt that their bodies were still recouping due to the severe condition they were in when I took them to her. However, the one with the bloody comb started crowing last week. they had to move as the girl who had them isn't allowed . they were set up in a run but apparently the local free range roo had an issue with their presence-hence the bloody comb. I am a dog person learning with chickens as I go and never imagined this much damage could be done via "fence fighting". :-/ So thoughts on if both are roos or if one might be a hen? Only one has crowed all week but no eggs either. Also interested in what they might be. Was told to her by someone Plymouth barred rocks- looking at pics on line-it seems plausible. Doesn't really matter since I have pics but they need rehomed either way and if I can tell people what they might be I am sure that will go easier. The first two are the one who is crowing- and the one who fought (obvious by the bloody comb). The second one hasn't made a peep.
     
  2. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Songster

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    Those are both roosters. The tails/saddle feathers are a dead giveaway.
     
  3. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Songster

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  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Both are definitely roosters. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    They are both males.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    Both are definitely cockerels.
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    Yes those are roos
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Mixed breed cockerels.
     

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