This is a roo isn't it ?? :( PICS ADDED BOXING DAY.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by emjay, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. emjay

    emjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    a black bantam cochin in the 8 week age range?
    I keep looking at my youngster, hoping..... it's not a roo.
    I just am hoping that it is a mutant female with a larger comb.......doh.
    I don't have anywhere to put an extra bantam roo, and no one around here seems to want them. there are free bantam roos listed everywhere !!.
    Would hackle feathers be apparent at this age?
    No efforts of trying to crow yet. sigh.
    I know, it's a roo...... now how to find it a home.

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  2. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    I don't have a black bantam cochin roo but I do have a mottled one. This is "Bug" at about 13 weeks old. Also Bug was crowing since he was about 4 weeks old so I knew he was a boy! Hope it helps you.

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  3. emjay

    emjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    Quote:yes, this pic helps. !!!

    my 8 year old daughter tells me now that she thinks the baby was born beginning of october, so the chick might actually only be about 11 or 12 weeks old, but, even so, it's comb is not nearly as large as that !! nor is it that shape, it's got a bigger comb then its mom and the tips are all even across, no tall spikes like your roo. and the wattles are half that size.

    I'm feeling a bit more optimistic now.
     
  4. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    How red is it? That's the real question. And is it a hatchery baby? Or one you hatched from breeder eggs?

    This is a 10wk hatchery pullet.
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    This is a 10wk hatchery cockerel.
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    This one's just a bit older.
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    This one's a 21wk breeder cockerel. Notice his comb is not as big as the cute mottled boy in the previous post. Their combs don't seem to grow as quickly.
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  5. emjay

    emjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    Quote:oh darn it, my baby looks like your 10 week old roo (hatchery), bummer.
    My baby was hatched here under its mama, its a home brew.
     
  6. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    Darn it, I was crossing my fingers for you. Good luck finding him a place to be!
     
  7. emjay

    emjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
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  8. TheBantam

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  9. emjay

    emjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    anyone else want to confirm what I think I already know?
     
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Well what the neck feathers and tail feathers are telling me....its a roo.
     

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