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Roo or not

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lgkid, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. lgkid

    lgkid New Egg

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    Help please !!
    I am not allowed to keep roo's in my area , and I will have 2 very upset kids if their chickens have to go :(
    They have both just turned 11weeks old

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  2. vehve

    vehve The Token Finn

    I'd say pullets. The combs aren't too big, and not really red at all, and from those pictures at least, not beginnings of spurs visible.
     
  3. lgkid

    lgkid New Egg

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    Thank you , I hope so
     
  4. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed is it, comb growth differs in different breeds
     
  5. lgkid

    lgkid New Egg

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    Not entirely sure , they we from a hatching program at my daughters school. They company said they were from cross breed Ida Brown x leghorn x australorp
     
  6. lgkid

    lgkid New Egg

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    No the combs are not red at all, more like a yellow orange and no Spurs that I can feel
     
  7. sammy56

    sammy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have brought a new rooster about
    four months old and when I
    brought him I saw he had a really
    tiny long string and when I opend
    the string he was hurt there was a
    mark of the string he was nearly
    bleeding so what home made
    medicin can I put on his leg
     
  8. islandgirl82

    islandgirl82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They both look like pullets to me. I know they're still young but the hackle feathers (those around the neck) are rounded on the tips as they are on a pullet not long, thin and pointy like a cockerel. Also, you can check for the start of saddle feathers. Those will start growing between the wings and down to the base of the tail. When the saddle feathers grow out, they will be long, thin and pointy like the hackle feathers and they will drape down either side of the male. A cockerel/rooster's tail feather (sickle) will also be long and curved, unlike a pullet who will have shorter, straight tail feathers.
     
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  9. islandgirl82

    islandgirl82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If his skin wasn't broken and there's no blood, he should be fine with just some rest but you can still wash the area with warm water, keep him inside until he's completely dry and you can apply an antibiotic ointment to the area, like Neosporin.
     
  10. sammy56

    sammy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks
     

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