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The age old question... HEN or ROO

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Deansy85, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. Deansy85

    Deansy85 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi guys, my 5 chicks I hatched out in july are now 20 weeks old! I'm pretty sure I have 4 hens and 1 roo but I have no eggs or crowing to confirm my suspicions! So I'm wondering what you guys think. I'll post a couple of pics below but I'll apologise in advance for poor quality as I very rarely see my chicks in daylight this time of year. I'm very keen to confirm my suspicions about the roo as he is forbidden and has to go before he crows so all help will be greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. Deansy85

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  4. Deansy85

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    These 2 pics are the same bird and this is the one I believe is the roo. Thoughts?
     
  5. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty Premium Member

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    Looks like a roo with those pointed hackle (neck) feathers.
     
  6. Deansy85

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    My thoughts exactly. He's quite a bit bigger than all the rest as well.
     
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  7. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    I full side shot would be helpful.
     
  8. Deansy85

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    I took this one a few weeks ago ( again sorry for poor quality) its the one on the right in case you haven't realised.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    think it's a roo
     
  10. Deansy85

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    Yeah I've been down in daylight today he is very aggressive with my ladies and showing signs of sexual maturity! Time to go i think. Shame I cant keep him because he is lovely.
     

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