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Please tell me its not a rooster!!!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KirstieJG, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. KirstieJG

    KirstieJG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched trhis young juvie in June from an Olive coloured egg that I purchased from a local farm, I would guess his/her mother is a maran/araucana cross so I was hoping for an olive egg laying girl but I think I have a rooster. Am I right :-(
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Sorry, he's a cockerel.
     
  3. chicksurreal

    chicksurreal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, it looks like a cockerel to me. The hackle feathers, large red comb and wattles and what look to be sickle feathers point toward roo.
     
  4. KirstieJG

    KirstieJG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blast, I was hoping that you would all tell me I was being a pessimist. Nevermind, I will have to breed him with my copper black maran in the spring then instead, lets hope the neighbours dont complain too much :-|
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Definitely a cockerel. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Flock Master Premium Member

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    100% rooster
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel.
     
  8. chicksurreal

    chicksurreal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope you get some cute chicks from him!
     
  9. KirstieJG

    KirstieJG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just an update because I like a happy ending; I have six eggs under a broody hen from my copper maran that he has fetilised, he is a great cockerel, beautifully natured and looks after my hens well. I have just introduced him to blue egg laying columbine too so heres hoping for more multi coloured eggs next year from their offspring!
     
  10. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    I like the happy ending! Good luck getting some great looking chicks [​IMG]
     

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