rooster check?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by affacat, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. affacat

    affacat Out Of The Brooder

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    Owning roos is illegal in my city... we've got 4 peeps about 10 weeks old. Can any of you please assure us we don't have a secret roo? I saw another thread about a dark brahma turned roo so we're a bit concerned.

    MACADAMIA (dark brahma) with almond (silver laced wyandotte) cut off on the right:
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    FILBERT (americauna)
    (this was actually an attempt to take a picture of macadamia... filbert ran in and gave us 'the look'):

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    WALLY (blackstar -- sexlinked, so definitely a hen, but we're just proud parents at this point so are sharing)
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    ALMOND -- no clear photo came out, but you can see part of her in the first photo. if you think she might be a roo, we can get a clearer picture.
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I can't tell you about the other two but the dark brahma is a roo, sorry. [​IMG]
     
  3. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

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    Quote:I don't see what your seeing. I see all hens.
     
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  4. Keara

    Keara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes agreed, I have 2 pair dark brahma and yours is a roo!
     
  5. Theapplechicks

    Theapplechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the only one that looks like it to me from these pictures might be Wally, but since you know it's not then not her! Maybe a new set of pics would help w/ the others. ??? I have no clue w/ Americaunas I had one that we thought was a hen until it started crowing!
     
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  6. affacat

    affacat Out Of The Brooder

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    wow. macadamia seems to have 2 votes for roo, and 2 votes for hen.

    i will get some more photos of mac promptly... back in a few.
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Of the three common colors of brahma available in the US - dark, light and buff - only the dark roos feather out differently than the hens. If that was a dark brahma hen (pullet) it would have white penciling, not large areas of black and white.

    This is a young dark brahma cockerel. The pullet behind him and to the right is a dark brahma pullet.


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    I'll have to go to our other computer to see if I can find better pics of my dark brahma girls when they were young.
     
  8. affacat

    affacat Out Of The Brooder

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    three more pics of Macadamia....

    NOTE -- she's by far the most docile/friendly of the bunch... was hoping hoping hoping she wasn't a roo!



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  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Most definitely roo.

    Here's a young, maybe 4 month old, dark brahma pullet- see the allover penciling?:

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    Here's another shot of Thor (dark brahma roo)when he was very young:

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  10. affacat

    affacat Out Of The Brooder

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    saddest news ever.

    we're not allowed to have roos within city limits. and she's (he's) so adorable and friendly.

    ugh. is there any way to keep a rooster from crowing? rooster muffler? soundproof box!? anything?

    we're not going to be okay with getting rid of her, especially anywhere that might slaughter her/him. (still in denial)
     

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