Potential Roo..??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by secuono, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Virginia
    Well, I have no idea, I'm new to keeping Chickens.
    Thanks for any help!


    Also, how do I know if my birds are underweight?!?


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  2. JOSEYWALES

    JOSEYWALES Out Of The Brooder

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    How old? Looks like a pullet to me.
     
  3. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a Rooster to me. You can feed 28% Gamebird feed, that will boost their protein and they will fill in faster.
     
  4. LaurenM23

    LaurenM23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just based on the comb, feather points, and the curved feathering at the tail, I'll vote roo. If you have a photo of it (from the side perhaps) standing on its own in a natural position, the bird's shape could tell. Not knowing the age, I cannot speak to size really, but could it be a bantam?
     
  5. SugarDuck

    SugarDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

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    I say roo...
     
  8. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Age of this bird please? Need that to make an accuate assessment.
     
  9. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Virginia
    I do not know the age, I got this bird and several others 2 weeks ago.
    They are Black Japanese Bantam.

    They are not used to me yet, so I can't take a picture of him/her normal, lol.
    I looked through my other pictures and I could not spot this bird in them, at least not standing or a good picture.
     
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  10. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    That is not a purebred Japanese bantam, I can say that much! Japanese bantams don't have fluffy cheeks. Might be a Japanese bantam mix, though.

    And hmmm, looks like a cockerel to me. I agree, it would be nice to have a photo or a few of the bird just walking around/behaving naturally.
     

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