picture added....is this a rooster????

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bangor777, May 9, 2008.

  1. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Guys,
    Two questions: One is my light brahma has two toes that are fused/webbed. I did search this topic and saw that some people recommend cutting the fusing. The thing is that this little chick is not bothered at all by the condition...She walks and roosts just fine and I notice she is one of the most dominant chicks in the brooder (so she's not being picked on) I would much rather just leave her the way she is...anyone with any experience on this? The second question is regarding my one rhode island red. She has a pronounced red comb coming in at 2 weeks of age. I notice the other chicks (which are other breeds) do not have this. Is this a sign that she is a he? Other than that my sweeties are all doing great! I can't wait till next friday when the next batch comes in (so addicted already!)
    Lori
     
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  2. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not too sure about the webbed part.

    The comb if it is much larger than the others then it is probably a Roo.
    Can you post a pic?
     
  3. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll try....I'm notoriously bad at picture posting!
     
  4. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    At 2 weeks, that's a male.
     
  5. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I've tried and tried to post a picture but I'm just thick headed I guess. Its not much of a comb, but its obviously there, and none of the others have it like this. I don't mind if she's a he, we wanted a rooster anyway. I'll just have to think of a good boy name for her/him. [​IMG]
     
  6. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. carol0710

    carol0710 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have the same question. I ahve 6 cookoo Marans one's comb has started to turn red while the rest has not. Is this a Rooster?[​IMG]
     
  8. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, thanks i"ll try that!
     
  9. ChicknThief

    ChicknThief Chillin' With My Peeps

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    About the webbing: A few weeks ago I had a Showgirl born like that. Hers was very bad, and the longer toe was curled so that the tips of the two toes were fused together as well. I got a pair of VERY sharp scissors and snipped the webbing. Her toe didn't ever straighten, but she can move around normally now. If you choose to do this, I suggest having some stipdic (sp) on hand. If you don't have that you can use either corn starch or flour. They both work fine.
     

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