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Sex changing cockerels

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TaraBellaBirds, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. TaraBellaBirds

    TaraBellaBirds Songster

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    These guys are 8 weeks old and I was sure all were roos, now not so sure. I need to be certain in a week since they are due for caponizing. They are mix breeds Buff Brahma or Maran roo over ???


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    This one is shy and I couldn't get a decent shot
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    Pretty sure this one is still a roo
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    This one has me stumped, but it is so pretty!
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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Boy they are iffy, those slow maturing breeds are hard. The first two really still look like pullets, not seeing anything that screams roo. The second two lean more towards roo, especially the first one, the second does have pretty decent pink wattle also.
     
  3. TaraBellaBirds

    TaraBellaBirds Songster

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    I will try to get some better comb shots here in a bit.
     
  4. TaraBellaBirds

    TaraBellaBirds Songster

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    Ok so here are some better shots

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    And this one is around 12 weeks
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  5. TaraBellaBirds

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  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    Agreed.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    The mostly white one looks like a male. The second bird you posted (the dark barred one) looks like a pullet. I'm leaning towards pullet on the black bird.
     

  8. TaraBellaBirds

    TaraBellaBirds Songster

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    Thanks, I am actually a bit disappointed, LOL I thought I would have a bunch of roos to take to clinic! I am glad the white one looks to be a roo, he'll be a pretty capon. Sure appreciate it
     
  9. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

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    I am disappointed we don't have a caponizing clinic here. Lucky you!
     
  10. TaraBellaBirds

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