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some qualities of a rooster....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chicky gal1, May 16, 2009.

  1. chicky gal1

    chicky gal1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought i'd post a thread listing some of the qualities of a rooster. I have many young chicks and am learning a lot on here about how to tell they may be a rooster some day:

    examples of qulities of baby chicks: thick legs for males, males are slow getting their tailfeathers in when compared to pullets, etc

    can you add to my very short list please?!!??
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Ive noticed that my females feather out faster than the males. They grow their wing feathers in alot faster as well as their tail feathers.
     
  3. Homesteading_Bound

    Homesteading_Bound Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They protect the hens and alert them when to take cover.

    They have no fear...Another plus for protection.
     
  4. Lorettawyandotte

    Lorettawyandotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they find something really delish to eat, they call the hens and give it up to them...
     
  5. chicky gal1

    chicky gal1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how about for baby chicks?
     
  6. m2wandc

    m2wandc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sooooooooo out of the four chicks I have, it sure seems like my BR & one of my silkies is a ROO...ugh...what will I do with two roos...hubby will cull ME! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2009
  7. chicky gal1

    chicky gal1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh, i've also learned that a baby chicks comb is larger in size and turns red quicker than a pullet [​IMG]
     

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