Roo? Or freaky hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sparkles2307, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    The neighbors have this, thing, running around their yard. I got a good look at it, it has roo feathers and just looks like a roo, but with a hen head, and it gets mounted but never mounts, and never crows. What is it!?!
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  2. GracefulBantams

    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

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    Looks like a young rooster (a cockerel). How old is it?
     
  3. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

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    Roo! I have 2 roo's in my yard that are the same age. One crows, mounts and does all the roo noises they other does not
     
  4. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    Its about 5 months old
     
  5. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2010
    Ringgold, GA
    Looks like a total roo to me. I think its bizarre that he allows the other roos to mount him though. That brings up the question of "is it a choice or are they born that way?" [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    There are about 7 roos (these ppl tell me "no, those are hens" when its in the middle of crowing for god's sake) and 12 hens, its pretty competitive over there, this roo actually let the big RIR roo mount him and then cowered in the corner for like, 5 minutes afterward....it reminded me of a prison shower or something...
     
  7. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2010
    Ringgold, GA
    I would bet a weeks pay that it's a Barred Rock roo. I feel sorry for the little guy. If he doesn't "man up" to that RIR roo soon he will live out his life walking around like a fat penguin.
     
  8. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    Looks like a Black Sexlink cockerel to me..
     
  9. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2010
    Ringgold, GA
    Quote:Black Sex-links have black shanks...this little guy has yellow like a BR.
     
  10. Slater1995

    Slater1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like a young roo to me. My 18 week old roos aren't crowing yet. My button males mounted the new males when they first were introduced. I swore my male was a female. [​IMG] (until he finally started doing some mounting himself)
     

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