1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Tell me this one isn't a rooster too??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ErinFchick, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. ErinFchick

    ErinFchick Out Of The Brooder

    53
    11
    43
    Mar 1, 2015
    NW Georgia
    You guys helped confirm my suspicions that five of my seven "pullets" were roos... but today I suddenly suspected one I didn't even ask you about. What do you think of this one?
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    see the super tall comb and the fancy tail feathers? Also he/she is aggressive. :( I want some daggone eggs!
     
  2. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,101
    168
    138
    Aug 16, 2015
    Republic of Ireland
    Yes he is 100% roo
     
  3. ErinFchick

    ErinFchick Out Of The Brooder

    53
    11
    43
    Mar 1, 2015
    NW Georgia
    *flips a table*
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    25,582
    2,127
    438
    May 14, 2014
    Montana
    Definitely a cockerel. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  5. ErinFchick

    ErinFchick Out Of The Brooder

    53
    11
    43
    Mar 1, 2015
    NW Georgia
    So to follow up. Is it the super tall comb, plus the fantastic tail feathers? Should I get pics of the ONE I still think is a hen?
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

    19,221
    2,409
    361
    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    See those feathers on his back and neck? Do you see how long, thin, and pointed they are? That means it's a boy.
    Pullets have broad, rounded back feathers like this.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    Now compare this red rooster's back feathers to the back feathers on the hens in the picture.
    [​IMG]
    And another good comparison picture. Black pullet with rounded back feathers and the barred cockerel with long, thin, pointed back feathers.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    25,582
    2,127
    438
    May 14, 2014
    Montana
    X2 on junebuggena's post.
     
  8. ErinFchick

    ErinFchick Out Of The Brooder

    53
    11
    43
    Mar 1, 2015
    NW Georgia
    I'm going to post pics of my final "girl". If she's a boy too I am gonna scream.
     
  9. ErinFchick

    ErinFchick Out Of The Brooder

    53
    11
    43
    Mar 1, 2015
    NW Georgia
    Also, my mock frustration is with my lack of potential eggs. I am absolutely appreciative of your guys' time and expertise.
     
  10. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

    3,990
    963
    261
    Mar 9, 2014
    Northern Colorado
    I am anxiously plugging my ears here. Just in case.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by