Perhaps a rooster?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kitchwitch, May 15, 2009.

  1. kitchwitch

    kitchwitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my flock of 20 chickens I have one New Hampshire red that I think might be a rooster. It's not really any noisier than the others, but it has a more developed comb than the others, and it's the first one in/out, and it stands taller than the rest. Maybe I'm just paranoid that I didn't end up with 100% pullets?

    They're all 4 months old.
     
  2. lukewride

    lukewride Out Of The Brooder

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  3. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

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    Quote:George [​IMG] I almost thought that was a joke at first...then I realized that this actually does happen cause I read it here first! At BYC!
     
  4. kitchwitch

    kitchwitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow. I hope that's not the case because then I'd want to keep him around :)
    Thanks for the link to the article, it was really interesting.
     
  5. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    If you post a picture people could tell you whether it's a roo -- they have pointier neck and saddle feathers than a hen.

    Good luck,

    Pat
     
  6. chickens3

    chickens3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dont know about this one someone else will help you on this one.
     

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