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Starting to think I have 2 roosters

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sarjeanp, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. Sarjeanp

    Sarjeanp Songster

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    **New pics on page 2** Here you can see my 2 Amaricaunas, 13 weeks old. My husband and I hear one of our hens attempting to do a crow after our rooster crows. It is not a clear-cut crow, more of a squally attempt. He swears it’s coming from my dark hen. I have not seen her do it, I have only heard it. I do see that my dark one has a bit of a bigger comb, but please tell me they are both hens!
     

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  2. CountryFlock

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    That blue ameraucana most likely is a cockerel, especially with those curvy tail feathers. I could be wrong, but
     
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  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    The blue bird has a very pronounced and bright comb and what appears in at least one photo to be bright leakage near/on the wingbow.....pointing to cockerel.
     
  4. Sarjeanp

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    Nooooo! Because the reality of peacefully having two roosters and seven hens is far-fetched right? I know that I am pushing it with trying to have one rooster with my girls. But I have bonded with all of these babies since I’ve had them since they were one day old. This will definitely suck.
     
  5. Sarjeanp

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    She definitely has brown/rusty streaks on her feathers. Is this a boy thing? Ack. I am still pretty new with living the chick life.
     
  6. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    Can you show blue fully from the side? Is the leakage here real ir photo lighting?
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  7. Sarjeanp

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    It’s definitely there, there’s more of it than what is shown in the picture. I will get a picture of “Penguin” first thing in the morning for sure.
     
  8. RoostersAreAwesome

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    Two roos and sevens hens could work out... but you should definitely be prepared if they start fighting or overmating the hens. You could give them their own separate rooster-only pen if that happens.
     
  9. Sarjeanp

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    I actually went back to my pictures from today, and you can see it here kind of.
     

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  10. Aunt Angus

    Aunt Angus Crowing

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    I am in the same boat! I got 3 new bantams, and my Sebright is definitely a cockerel, and I think one of the two Silkies is, too. I'm going to try to keep them both because I love them so much and because it's darn near impossible to rehome a roo without him ending up on a dinner table. I'll have 2 roos and 6 hens. I am building a second coop/run just in case...

    I wish us both luck! We are going to need it...
     
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