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Rooster?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by karriellen, May 18, 2016.

  1. karriellen

    karriellen Out Of The Brooder

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    I think I'm going to have to go with my gut instinct on this and realize I have a rooster, or two! [​IMG]
    The one in question in this photo is the one on the left. They're the same breed and same age, about 7 weeks. For starters the suspect in question has a much bigger and redder comb than the other. He/she also walks around puffed up most of the time and chest bumps the other chick pictured. Just before I took this picture he/she charged and aggressively pecked my poor, sweet German Shepard. Lol. (I know, not funny but her face was priceless) I also have an Austrolorp in question whom also has a much bigger, redder comb and same build; but much much better behaved!!
    I think I'm going to have to come out of denial, call a spade a spade and realize that I indeed have a rooster on my hands. Any thoughts?!
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

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

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    We will need nice, clear photos that show each bird in a natural, standing position in side profile so that the entire bird (tip to toes) can be seen. These photos are best taken in natural lighting so that color of the comb/wattles and the color of the plumage is not distorted.
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed. But, even from that picture, the comb on the bird that's on the bottom is very obvious. It looks to me like you have a pair, but better shots would help a lot.
     
  4. karriellen

    karriellen Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you guys! I'll take a better picture tonight!!
     
  5. dries86

    dries86 Out Of The Brooder

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    hen (up) and rooster (down)
     
  6. karriellen

    karriellen Out Of The Brooder

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    Same chick, different angles and better lighting!
     

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