roosters - for sure? going once...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Gonda, Nov 29, 2012.

roosters?

Poll closed Dec 7, 2012.
  1. Yes - 100 % sure

    15 vote(s)
    93.8%
  2. Yes - pretty sure

    1 vote(s)
    6.3%
  3. Maybe not - wait a bit longer

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Gonda

    Gonda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this is going to be a dumb question, but I just want to be ABSOLUTELY sure that these are roosters before I send them off to their (un)certain future. They are so beautiful, and I would love to keep them all, but 7 of a hatch of 9 birds do appear to be roosters, and that's just not going to work here. These birds are 24 weeks old, and they are very lovely, easy going birds. They are NOT crowing (the other three not shown here are), NOT mating (the others are!!). These four do, however, have all of the characteristic features of roosters, I'm afraid. I kept watching, thinking... "maybe it's because they're AM or EEs, that might explain the tail" but the tails kept growing and the neck feathers are so long and spiked and the saddle feathers are flowing... So they are roosters, I know. But I need a few people to tell me that I'm not wrong, that I'm not getting rid of hens by mistake. So, my question is: are they roosters, absolutely, for sure?? No doubt?
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  2. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    Oh Yeah, thems boys. Good lookin ones too.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    What a beautiful collection of roosters!
     
  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bless your heart for holding out hope, but the truth is obvious.... and you already know that. Best of luck re-homing those handsome fellas.
     
  5. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are gorgeous boys. I feel your pain! Been there.....
     
  6. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    Zero chance that those are female. They are pretty boys tho! =)
     
  7. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    Lovely boys, all of them. No doubts. They're so pretty, someone on Craigslist will want them for more than meat.
     
  8. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, lovely boys!! Those huge golden hackle and saddles are fantastic.
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Sorry 100% cockerel.
     
  10. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oooo, yeah they're all manlier than participants in a StrongMan contest.
     

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