Roo or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chena16c, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. chena16c

    chena16c Out Of The Brooder

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    So I went back and forth on this guy when he was little. I'm leaning towards rooster, as "he's" very skittish and squawks more randomly then my hens. "He" is about 5 months old. I haven't had any crowing yet. Also, when I was letting them roost in the trees "he" went to the highest branches that "he" could get to. When do roosters typically crow?

    I have a neighbor 4 blocks down the road, we can hear her roosters crowing in the morning (faintly but can hear them) and he doesn't respond to those yet....I just need to know if I should craigslist "him" or if it's a girl. Also, I was told "he" was a mix. Originally thought was americauna but I can CLEARLY see that isn't true.

    "him" as a chick:
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    "him" now:
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  2. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is a rooster because of his saddle feathers on his tail.
     
  3. smarquis86

    smarquis86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rooster
     
  4. Silkiesandco

    Silkiesandco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Canada eh?
    100% roo
     
  5. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Definetly a roo!!
     
  6. six_eclectic_chickens

    six_eclectic_chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Cock a doodle roo!
     
  8. Yessur Ebob

    Yessur Ebob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    roo.
     
  9. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    roo. he has those long slinder pointed feathers around his neck (hackle feathers)
     
  10. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a rooster 100% no doubt. Large comb and wattles, long hackle feathers, long saddle and sickle feathers. NO DOUBT. Some start crowing later than others. I've had them not start crowing until 7 months and I've had them try at 7 weeks... They just develop at different rates. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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