Roo, yes?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AccentOnHakes, May 27, 2011.

  1. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2009
    It's a roo! I'm telling you, it's a rooster! My mom thinks it /could/ be a hen, but I still think it's a roo.

    About 10 weeks old right now:
    [​IMG]

    When will he start showing rooster behaviors? I'm not seeing any of letting the ladies eat first, bringing them food, etc. In fact, he's the one grabbing the food before anyone else. [​IMG] Is he just too young for that? No crowing yet, but that'll come later, I'm sure. Yay for feed stores that take back roosters. [​IMG]

    ETA: And he still has fuzz on the back of his neck! See that?
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2011
  2. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Why are you so sure? The late great Conway Twitty once said "Don't call him a cowboy, until you seen him ride!" [​IMG]
     
  3. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    5,493
    58
    268
    Mar 28, 2011
    MN
    I keep hearing the lighter barred rocks are roosters. That's a pretty big comb for 10 weeks. :p
     
  4. sdeneen2001

    sdeneen2001 Chillin' With My Peeps

    195
    1
    141
    Feb 26, 2007
    Bellevue, WA
    Yes, 100% rooster
     
  5. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,748
    19
    173
    Mar 26, 2009
    Utah
    Rooster 100%
     
  6. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2009
    Quote:Yep, giant head spot, light legs, more white when feathering in...everything points to a roo. I was just curious about his lack of rooster manners.
     
  7. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,176
    56
    221
    Feb 5, 2010
    Missouri Ozarks
    100% rooster. He may not start acting gentlemanly for another month or two.
     
  8. teeville5

    teeville5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Michigan
    I'm thinking roo. My BR girls are 12 weeks old and none of them have comb/wattles anywhere near the size of yours. Plus my girls are darker.
     
  9. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Illinois
    I think it is a Big Ole Roo boy!
     
  10. BarnGoddess01

    BarnGoddess01 I [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]

    Looks just like my Barred Rock roo. He didn't start acting "manly" until about 5 or 6 months. But he took to it quickly once he did!!!!! (As I recall, he did start crowing about the age yours is.)
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by