Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Kathyb2, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. Kathyb2

    Kathyb2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had a few free range chickens for the past 4 or 5 years. Recently bought an incubator and I am hooked. Before I bought the incubator I rescued two chicks who has be colored for easter but not sold.

    The white one had a very big crown. He was bigger than the brown one. You could tell he was a rooster before he had feathers. The pet store said they were bantams (ha ha). When they got bigger I thought they were leghorns. He started crowing early on. Overnight it seems the brown one has doubled its comb and waddle size and is now bigger than the white one. All this time I was thinking hen. Yesterday he/she flapped her wings and appeared to be trying to crow. She did not sound like my babies when they are first starting to crow. It didn't really sound like a crow. She also tried to mount my poor little EE hen (if this is a ooster then its two roosters, one EE hen).

    It's hard to tell from the pics but she is much larger than he is and his waddle/crown are much bigger than hers.

    Leghorn?

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    Rooster? Breed?
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    Thanks, Kathy
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2009
  2. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

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  3. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

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    First pic. yes #2 I'd say production or hatchery RI red roo. has pointed hackles and saddle feathers
     
  5. Kathyb2

    Kathyb2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the quick replies. What's with the really funny crow?
     
  6. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

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    I've got some older roos that still have terrible sounding crows. Some just don't crow as pretty as others. good ? though
     
  7. Kathyb2

    Kathyb2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone said hatchery RI Red. How do you tell that its a hatchery chicken?
     
  8. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

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    Hatchery RI reds are usually production reds which is a cross of New Hampshires and their version of RI reds. They are lighter shade of red and not so uniform in color sometimes they'll have some black or some white feathers in their body feathers. RI Reds are a deeper, rich mahogany color with only black in their neck, tail, and wing "flight" feathers. Hope this helps to ID the difference.
     
  9. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Quote:In all honesty, hatchery birds look nothing like what birds bred towards the standards look like. Hatchery birds are often-times half the size of an exhibition bird and the coloration simply does not look the same.
     
  10. obe10

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