Rooster question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by frasierkm, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. frasierkm

    frasierkm New Egg

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    Ok chicken people I need some help here. I have a small flock 8 hens and 2 Roos or so I thought. Yesterday I heard crowing coming from the bushes but thought it odd because my two roos were right next to me quiet as could be. I found it was Ozzie - my black orpington hen. She...it...is young - born in April or may-ish I can't remember. We were certain she was a hen because 1. It doesn't look like a roo. And 2. There are absolutely no spurs on the legs. Not even a nub where spurs will eventually be. Help. What do I have? A spurless rooster or a really confused hen?!
     
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  2. StewedMammal

    StewedMammal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a picture of her? It would be easier to tell with a picture
     
  3. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Yes! please post a picture. [​IMG]
     
  4. frasierkm

    frasierkm New Egg

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  5. frasierkm

    frasierkm New Egg

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    I guess here it could look like a rooster but still no spurs. I just don't know...
     
  6. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    That's a roo - delayed spur or being spurless for life is not uncommon.
     
  7. StewedMammal

    StewedMammal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, definitely a rooster
     
  8. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    I agree. definitely a rooster. I've had some that have not developed spurs in till almost a year old. it just depends. and keep in mind that he's still young.
    to bad you lost a hen though. [​IMG]
     
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  9. urban sunshine

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