Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rootoo, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. rootoo

    rootoo New Egg

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    Black australorp about 20 weeks.


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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] You have a cockerel.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel. [​IMG]
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel.
     
  5. rootoo

    rootoo New Egg

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    Crap. We thought so but as newbies we wanted to check. Thank you everyone for the fast reply, appreciate it!

    So follow up question: Our coop is about 20 sq feet inside. Once we get rid of this guy we will only have 3 young hens. Will they fair ok through the winter in lower NY state? I’m wondering if they generate heat together at night and if more birds would be better? Would adding 1 or 2 more help?
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Definitely a cockerel. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    cockerel
     
  8. rootoo

    rootoo New Egg

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  9. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    I would keep just 3 for the winter. They have nice down coats to stay warm. Besides, if they end up coop bound for some time fewer birds is better.
     
  10. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

    I assume your city does not allow you to keep roosters? He is a good looking guy.

    I think I would claim he "self identifies as a female" . Then they would not be able to force him out of your coop.
     

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