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Good morning, helpers! I’m thinking the light gray bird in the pictures, and the dark gray bird in the pictures are Roos. Do you concur? Thanks for all of your knowledge-sharing! Have a wonderful day!
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Thank you, so much! I need to make sure who’s who before I give these boys to a nice egging flock. How can you tell? I was suspicious because they started growing those feathers that hang so nicely on their tails, but I wasn’t positive because I haven’t heard them crow. Thank you, thank you
 

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Thank you, so much! I need to make sure who’s who before I give these boys to a nice egging flock. How can you tell? I was suspicious because they started growing those feathers that hang so nicely on their tails, but I wasn’t positive because I haven’t heard them crow. Thank you, thank you
Those feathers just before the main tail are what are called ( saddle ) feathers. Males have sex specific saddle feathers. They are long, thin, and pointed. Where as females have short, wide, and rounded saddle feathers.
 
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Thank you so much! It looks easy to distinguish, but I’m too insecure with my first brood. I really appreciate your expertise.
 

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