Roo, right?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickenSheep, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. ChickenSheep

    ChickenSheep Out Of The Brooder

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    I feel dumb even asking but are these two Colombian Wyandotte Roos? I would expect a bigger knob where their spur is growing. No crowing yet (6-7 months old).

    Thanks for your help!

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  2. ocap

    ocap Overrun With Chickens

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    that would be my guess with the tail feathers
     
  3. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

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    I would say yes, they both look to be roos.
     
  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    You know, the feathers say rooster to me. The neck feathers are pointy, and the saddle feathers look very male. But the head and the slender feet and legs don't say rooster to me. So I understand why you're not 100% sure.

    I have a lavender orpington who confused me the same way. It just took him much longer to mature. So I'll say rooster. Just give it a few months. I wasn't sure with my cockerel for almost the exact same reasons. He is VERY MALE now! His wattles and comb really got big, and his legs are thick, and a crows like no other! LOL But he still just has spur bumps. I think the wyandottes and orpingtons just take longer to grow.

    Take care,
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  5. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely roo. He has saddle feathers and the start of sickle feathers. I've had a few that didn't crow before 8-9 months so I don't put any weight into the no crowing part.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Both are definitely roosters.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    They are both males.
     
  8. ChickenSheep

    ChickenSheep Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Everyone!
    I was so sure, then the no spurs (or even knobs really) threw me...

    First go around with chickens. :)
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Agreed. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's why spurs or spur buds aren't a reliable gender indicator. Some hens have decent buds at this age, and even some wicked spurs as they age, while some roosters don't get any size to theirs until after a year old. Comb size and color for the age, and more importantly sex feathers (hackle and saddle feathers) don't lie. Females will never have those nice flowing, pointed feathers.
     

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