Production Red Rooster???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rchucks, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. rchucks

    rchucks Out Of The Brooder

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    Our girl Bridget is looking/acting like a rooster. She is 15 weeks. Any sound advice on how to find out for sure?? We're pretty naive at this point and looking for some help. Thanks in advance
     
  2. bella1210

    bella1210 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can you post a pic of her maby she is a roo and not a hen
     
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  3. rchucks

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    I will put up a picture tomorrow night. There seems to be little tiny 'spurs' forming on 'her' legs, and 'she' is way taller and bigger than the rest of the girls. (all the same age) If she does turn out to be a roo, is there any harm in keeping 'him' we're not after more chicks, just looking for eggs. Thanks for your help.
     
  4. FRlEDeggs

    FRlEDeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pictures would really help! [​IMG]
    If it does turn out to be a rooster, and you aren't looking for more chicks I don't suggest you keep him. Roosters can be mean and noisy.
     
  5. rchucks

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    here's some pictures of him/her:

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  6. mikee0417

    mikee0417 Out Of The Brooder

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    roo for sure
     
  7. Knight Hawk Ranch

    Knight Hawk Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most definetly a roo.
     
  8. rchucks

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    A few more pics:

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  9. rchucks

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    You aren't reassuring us too much. How do you know?? We're not questioning anyone's judgment or opinion, we just want to learn how to tell for any future questions.... Thanks for everyone's help
     
  10. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
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    Rooster. No doubt about it.

    We know because of the saddle feathers. They are thin and hanging low along the body, a hen would just have regular feathers here. That and the fact that the tail is completely green, not just a few feathers in the middle.

    You can see his saddle feathers really well in the second picture you posted, where his butt is toward the camera. Saddle feathers are the ones in front of his tail along his back. Now look at the barred rock hen behind him in the photo. See how her feathers are just regular rounded feathers there?
     
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