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Roosters? When can you tell???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Brian, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. Brian

    Brian Songster

    Sep 30, 2007
    Jacksonville, ORegon
    My chicks are 4 weeks old. I see no obvious comb, spurs, or cockadoodle-doos. Are we safe then???
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    what breed are they? sometimes it can take up to 6 weeks
  3. crysmom

    crysmom Songster

    Sep 24, 2007
    umm I had a cochin bantam that I didn't know was a roo until he finally crowed at 18 weeks ....
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Dont get spurs till they're at least six to eight months old, either. You are SO not out of the woods, LOL!
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Got to let us know what kind you have.... and pics help....
  6. Brian

    Brian Songster

    Sep 30, 2007
    Jacksonville, ORegon
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2008
  7. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    It's difficult to tell, but it looks like you have at least 2 roos in the bunch. Maybe you could try to get pics of each bird individually.
  8. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    For me, it wsn't until he crowed, lol!! Boy that's a newbie for ya!!! Looking back now with the differences in his colors, I should have known from day one!!! I have learned quite alot about chickens this past year!!!![​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    I was pretty much sure I had a BO roo at 11 wks. Compared to the pullets he had a much bigger comb. He did not crow until he was like 7 months old.
  10. Brian

    Brian Songster

    Sep 30, 2007
    Jacksonville, ORegon
    Geez...how can you tell? That was fast.

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