Rooster or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lilstarshine7, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. lilstarshine7

    lilstarshine7 Out Of The Brooder

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    Raised from a chick. I am a first time chicken lady...lol. I am still learning, but so far I love my chicks. I was told when I got him or her that he was a her, not so sure now. I am leaning towards a Rooster, although he hasnt crowed yet. He is about 8-10 week old, maybe older. Any help would be appreciated and not sure of breed. [​IMG]
     
  2. LilliansMamaw

    LilliansMamaw Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like a roo from here [​IMG]
     
  3. lilstarshine7

    lilstarshine7 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes I am thinking he is a rooster too. I adopted 2 baby chicks, they are in the dog crate. I was told they are barred rock? Anyway my rooster is very protective of them. I am the only one he will allow near them. Is this typical of a rooster?
     
  4. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First of All, [​IMG]

    I think its a Rooster, Roosters can be very protective
     
  5. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roos can be very protective, thus the reason we have them...can you post a larger picture, and of the ones in the crate?

    Here is a pic of some BR chicks, also some Australorp...do yours look similar to this?
    BR chicks:
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    Last edited: Jul 1, 2011
  6. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    It looks like a rhode island red rooster.
     
  7. lilstarshine7

    lilstarshine7 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes they look very much like the chicks in the picture. Will post other pics of them.
     
  8. ront337

    ront337 New Egg

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    roo
     
  9. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BTW, all the chicks in my upper shot, turned out to be roos....

    [​IMG]
     
  10. lilstarshine7

    lilstarshine7 Out Of The Brooder

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    is it possible to know when they are young if you have roosters or hens?
     

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