Possible Roo?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RitzHomestead, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. RitzHomestead

    RitzHomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still kind of hard to see, just wanted to get everyone's opinion. I just am not sure what to call him/her lol Even though you can't see it in the picture, his/her waddle is bigger than all the other chicks and is already turning red. He is a little smaller bodied than the BOs but I am thinking it is because he/she is a different breed.

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  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    He is a rooster.
     
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  3. HeatherMarieR

    HeatherMarieR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a few last year that I thought were going to be roosters because of this, but they turned out to be very good laying hens.
     
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  4. CrazyTalk

    CrazyTalk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Comb development like this can be a pretty good indicator when you're looking at a bunch of birds of the same breed (the roosters definitely get them faster), but with a bunch of mixed breed chicks, it's really tough to tell.


    If it's turning red already though - you've probably got a boy.
     
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  5. MillieTu

    MillieTu Out Of The Brooder

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    How old are they??
     
  6. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If their under a month old and the comb is already turning red you probably won't be getting many eggs from that one.
     
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  7. RitzHomestead

    RitzHomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are 4 weeks but a little over 3 weeks at the time of the picture
     

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