Really Ugly Roo or pathetic lil Hen??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RedReiner, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. RedReiner

    RedReiner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I have this sorry little Chicken, IT is now about 8 or so months old. When I got IT , it was moulting, and still is, smaller than all the others and always skinny. well now IT is growing its feathers back in and I have the sneaking suspicion that its a roo... Which really is irritating as its my pet. It follows me everywhere at my heels like a dog, runs to me when I call it, beats me to the barn door and waits for me to open it... I have no need for a scrawny lil rooster so if my guess is right I need to find it a new home... [​IMG]

    So Rooster??

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  2. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    Never Mind.............
     
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  3. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    That looks like a developing rooster tail to me.
    He's actually not ugly at all. [​IMG]
     
  4. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    Definitely a rooster - no doubt about it! Looks like a blue orpington rooster. If he has a nice personality, you might consider keeping him for a bit - orpingtons are usually really late to mature, especially the roosters. He looks like he might end up gorgeous!
     
  5. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    NERVER MIND I see IT NOW ROO
     
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  6. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Cockerel - and not ugly at all.


    Keep him! He will be very handsome.
     
  7. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    oregon
    I'm with the previous post.in all areas.
    I have a fbcm.that I thought was not worhty to use for breeding.
    In fact, I was frantically looking for a better roo........
    His second molt .he turned out gorgeous.....................
    He filled out a bunch.......and is every bit as lovely as the pics I see here.
    You may want to wait if you can [​IMG]
     
  8. RedReiner

    RedReiner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hehe thanks for the compliments! Piggy is I think almost 9 months old. still hasnt crowed, has always been skinny and moulting since I got him. that is why I couldnt tell if it was a roo or not cause it had no feathers!! scrawny... Anyway I have some pics of some pullets that are 2 months younger and twice the size. I also have a pic of a 9 month old orp roo that belongs to a friend for comparison... I am not so sure piggy is going to be a swan...

    these are orp pullets that are 2 months younger.
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    This is a 9 month old black orp roo
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  9. Jacklynn

    Jacklynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Beautiful chickens ! He has a sweet face. [​IMG]
     
  10. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    One reason he may be slow to grow is your other lovely roo. Sometimes if there are more than one roo the same age, the "lesser" boy (s) will almost stop maturing. I've seen it happen here a few times. When the dominant roo was taken from the pen the lesser one matured remarkably fast.
    Both are nice looking boys! Gotta love those Orps [​IMG]
     

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