Pullet or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by marlyn5, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. marlyn5

    marlyn5 New Egg

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    I'm hoping that those of you with more chicken experience will have an opinion. What do you think? Definitely a roo, or is there still a chance that this will be a hen? It's a 17 week old Americauna. To give you an idea of the size, that's a 17 week old Rhode Island Red in the background (no doubt in my mind that the Rhode Island Red is a pullet). It's the Americauna that I'm worried about.
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  2. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

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    That is a rooster for sure.
     
  3. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    10000% rooster. Not even close. [​IMG]
     
  4. annageckos

    annageckos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    100% roo, no doubt. Just look at the hackle and saddle feathers.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    See those long, drapey feathers in front of his tail? Those are called saddle feathers, and only roosters get them. His hackle feathers are a little harder to tell in this pic, but they are the long, flowy feathers from his neck. Those are hallmark signs of a rooster. Look between him and your hens, the hens won't have that type of feathers.
     
  6. marlyn5

    marlyn5 New Egg

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    That's what I was afraid of. Darn! We live in the burbs and can't keep a rooster. We only have the two chickens, so not only have to get rid of 'Melba', we have to find a replacement so the other isn't alone. I was pretty sure, but needed confirmation. Anyone in the SF Bay area want a rooster?!
     
  7. sarjaysar

    sarjaysar cosmic chicken

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    absolutely a roo
     
  8. Wnunezcruz

    Wnunezcruz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster!
     
  9. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ROO

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    see those light feathers coming down from head to shoulders, hackle feathers (when they puff them out looks like a muff around their faces)
    the ones coming off the back, down to the sides by tail...saddle feathers...

    he looks like similar to my EE mix roo:

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  10. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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