Roosters???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Madjohn85, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Madjohn85

    Madjohn85 Out Of The Brooder

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    I know when we got our Plymouth Barred, I thought maybe one of them was a rooster.

    Yous guys told me to look at the feet and if there was no black on them it was a roo.

    There was none, and I knew it!!

    Here is my question...

    There is another chick and the 2 of them seem to have the same crown. It is bigger than the other 12 chicks and they are a gray and white color as opposed to the almost black and white colored Barred. Do I have 2 roosters??!!??!

    I will try to take some pictures, but I have a sneaky feeling...[​IMG]

    Not that I don't want a roo, we cannot have one in our town. And now I have to look for a home for TWO roos, when I am having a hard time finding one for one of them. :::sigh:::
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hi MadJohn-

    I am going through the same thing right now, with my Silver Penciled Plymouth Rock chicks, and also my Buckeyes. I am not sure about the sex of any of them yet, so I just have to let them mature until I know.

    I'm in Ohio, and I get rid of my roosters through Craigs List. If you offer them for free, they'll be gone very quickly. Ask for a little cash, and nobody wants them. We also have animal auctions in a nearby town that I could take them to. I might do that this year.

    If you take some pics, be sure to get a good pic of the entire chick so we can look it over. I have my suspicions with mine of which ones are roosters, but I'm not getting rid of them until I'm absolutely 100% sure they're not females.

    Take care,
    Sharon
     
  3. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm super sorry about you having what seems to be another rooster. Pictures would really do well, but how big you described him..
    I know there's some people who don't enjoy giving their roosters away as meat, it's what I had to do, my hatchery Plymouth Rock I got several years ago was so darn mean, and was a rooster. So we gave him to somebody who would use him. That also happened with a Dorking of ours, we gave him to our neighbors and they used him for meat. I hope you find a home for the little roo..
     

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