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Roo or hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by duckie97, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. duckie97

    duckie97 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] this is my bird rocky I named it this because I thought for sure he was a roo but he has no traits of a roo. He/she is about 25 weeks old. No idea what breed it is either I was given him as a chick because he had a bent neck so the girl at tractor Supply gave her to me to save her (her words).
     
  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cockerel, 100% sure. Looks like a hatchery quality Delaware.
     
  3. duckie97

    duckie97 Out Of The Brooder

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    Just out of curiosity how long before he matures or acts like a roo, I have a bantam Mille de fleur that acts as the roo.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    cockerel as per Gray Farms
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Delaware cockerel.

    I'm not sure if he's just slow to develop or if he has some developmental issue. He's much lighter and younger looking than that stated age. he could be a "special" rooster and never act like a mature bird.
     
  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be sterile.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    could be, and that may not be a bad thing if he's got genetic/physical issues.
     

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