Suspect chicken

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Kim95037, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. Kim95037

    Kim95037 Songster

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    So this is SUPPOSED to be a hen but its really picking on my silkie, like trying to mount her and biting her on the back of the neck. Apricot is a buff Wyandote and is only about 4 months old. Does this look like it might be a rooster???
    This thing is getting big fast! If it doesnt stop picking on my silkies I may have to find a new home for it :(.

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  2. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Songster

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    I see shiny golden hackle and saddle feathers coming in, so you're right that he's a rooster [​IMG]
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

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    roo
     
  4. Kim95037

    Kim95037 Songster

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    RATS!!!! Thanks tho. More input welcome. What a bummer...........This is the one I operated on and took three screws out of its crop. Hmmmm. Need a new name at the very least. And probably a new home [​IMG]
     
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  5. Kim95037

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    By the way just for my own education what is shiny hackle? Are the saddle feathers the slightly darker ones coming down around the neck?? Thanks again!
     
  6. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

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    heckles are the neck feathers saddle feathers are at the base of the tail and are shinny and thin as well on roosters
     
  7. Smoochie

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    Yeah.. Definitely a cockerel. :( I'd name him something like Alfie but not Appy! ;)
     

  8. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

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