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Think I have 2 roosters:(

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lindsayc1821, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. lindsayc1821

    lindsayc1821 Out Of The Brooder

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    Meet Daisy (left) and Parsley (right).

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    They are both Easter Eggers. Originally we had thought Daisy was a rooster. I had even made a post last week and everyone on this site seemed to confirm my thoughts. This is one of the pictures I posted.

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    We've been noticing that Parsley has been acting extra sassy the past few days, and has also been making interesting sounds. Parsley and Daisy have been having stand-offs with each other as well. After bringing them outside this afternoon, it seemed as if Parsley was even more rooster-like than Daisy. You can see the difference of feathers in the picture above, but could they both be roosters?????

    I'm so heartbroken :/ I love all of my baby chickens!
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Daisy is definitely a cockerel. If you post a clear shot of Parsley's comb from straight on, it would help decide one way or the other.
     
  3. lindsayc1821

    lindsayc1821 Out Of The Brooder

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    DAISY:

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    PARSLEY:

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  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Those are both cockerels with those combs.
     
  5. alang

    alang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. They both look like they have 3 parallel rows in their combs.
     
  6. 45ishChickenMom

    45ishChickenMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lindsay,
    I'm in a similar boat, but I have one EE rooster (11 weeks) who was supposed to be a pullet. I did get a no-crow collar, but since Clyde isn't crowing loudly yet, I haven't put it on him. Maybe next week I'll give it a try. Just wanted you to know that there are options. My daughter is quite smitten with him, and he has become a decent pet. Not sure what will happen when the hormones kick in, but I am willing to give the no-crow collar a try. In your case having two roos, you might have to build a bachelor pad or separate them. Good luck.
     
  7. alang

    alang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do bachelor pads really prevent the males from fighting?
     
  8. 45ishChickenMom

    45ishChickenMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it depends on who you talk to. There are threads about them in the forum. I believe overall rooster bachelor pads are favorable, but they are extra work too. I love this website because it covers every possible chicken scenario you can imagine. I've learned a ton here.
     
  9. lindsayc1821

    lindsayc1821 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, and let me know how it works with the collar. Parsley was my favorite from the beginning and I'm super bummed having to think about letting her go:/
     
  10. 45ishChickenMom

    45ishChickenMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote: I hear you. We have only 4 chickens (all 11 weeks old), and I can't imagine seeing any of them go. We ALMOST gave Clyde to the Amish last week but changed our minds and opted to find another solution. I'll post results of the collar.
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