Rooster?? :(

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Britt876, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. Britt876

    Britt876 Hatching

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    I feel like I should know it is but.. Is this a Rooster? Got them in the beginning of March. Easter Egger.
     

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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    Yes, he is a cockerel.
     
  3. dfalco

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    Yes, the one on the left, pretty certain is a rooster.
     
  4. Blackdragonrises

    Blackdragonrises Hatching

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    Yes that is a rooster and he should start to grow spurs on the inside of his legs about halfway up his legs. You can also tell by the tail feathers. They will start to do this waterfall thing and some will be pointy instead of round
     
  5. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    Hens can and do grow spurs too, so that's not really an accurate sign that a bird is a rooster :) I have a barred rock hen now that has some decent spurs on her.
     
  6. Blackdragonrises

    Blackdragonrises Hatching

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    I know. My grandmother has a hen like that. I was just saying that as a warning.
     
  7. Oceanpizza

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    That's most definitely a cockerel.
     
  8. Ol Grey Mare

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

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    That's 100% cockerel
     
  9. Britt876

    Britt876 Hatching

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    Thanks! I think I am in denial :(
     
  10. djunafarms

    djunafarms Chirping

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    Do you mean....henial?
    (I'm sorry your bird is a rooster, I know how much that stinks when you can't keep them)
     

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