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Rooster or Chicken???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sorya C, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. Sorya C

    Sorya C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so im really scared right now we wanted and tried to make sure its a rooster when we bought her/him now on another post someone said that it might be a rooster anyone else's opinion? So she/he is 2 moths old about, lately she started to cluck wierdly and usually she/he is trying to make a fight between themselves. So thats pretty much it but are there any signs we should look for?
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Early comb and wattle development, pointy hackle and saddle feathers, shiny/bright wing coverlets, crowing are all signs of being a cockerel - it is a bit early for the secondary sex feathering to be showing. Both pullets and cockerels play/fight.
     
  3. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm a little confused by your post. You're wondering if one or more chickens you have is male? You want or don't want a male? (You started out by saying, "We wanted and tried to make sure it was a rooster when we bought him") Do you have a picture of the bird(s) in question? That would be very helpful. Posting a picture in the "What Breed or Gender is This?" section of the forum would get you some definite answers.
     
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  4. PoopMachine

    PoopMachine Just Hatched

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    I really don't know how to make my own post or whatever,but I was wondering about the same thing about my chickens.I want to know if their rooster or hen,and also what kind of chickens they are.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]Also wondering why does my brown chicken make duck noises,it never did before till this month.
     
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  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Roosters, hens, cockerels, pullets are all chickens. [​IMG]
     
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  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    If you want to know genders and/or breeds take full body shots and post them.
     
  7. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    What are the ages of these birds? Looks like the barred one is a cockerel (male chicken under one year of age) and the brown one probably pullet (female under one year of age). As Sourland said, they're all chickens. I believe your cockerel is a Barred Rock. Hopefully someone will correct me if I'm wrong. Still learning all the nuances that determine breed myself.
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    I was thinking the same thing. [​IMG]
    The bird has a single copy of the barring gene, it's either a female Barred Rock over 14 weeks old or a Black Sexlink cockerel under 12 weeks old.
     
  9. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Junebuggena, I will forever leave the determining of breed up to you.[​IMG] I'm not even sure what you're talking about with the "single copy of the barring gene". What is that and how can you tell?
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Just look up some pictures of Barred Rock roosters and hens. Males get a barring gene from each parent, giving them twice as much white and thus, having a lighter appearance. Females only get one barring gene, and it can only come from the father. The single copy is what makes hens look darker.
    -the same rules do not apply for mixed breed (sexlinked) birds.
     
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