To roo or not to roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 5chickenmutts, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. 5chickenmutts

    5chickenmutts Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, so I think I may be jumping the gun thinking my profile pic is a roo (3 months old at picture time). I could swear I heard a cock a doodle out of this bird. But now at 4 1/2 months, he/she has short neck feathers and rounded tail feathers. I was going by the occasional light crow as my thinking it's a boy. But since it's a Barred Rock/Brahma mix- I have nothing else to compare to.
    When is a rooster definitely a rooster?! No aggressive tendencies either.
    Any thoughts here? I don't want to give away a perfectly good boy if she's actually a girl!
     
  2. chickenlover89

    chickenlover89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2012
    could be a late maturing roo, there is no certain age.
     
  3. chickenlover89

    chickenlover89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2012
    im guessing pullet.
     
  4. SillyCityGirl

    SillyCityGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I would guess a girly birdy too.
     
  5. suki'smom

    suki'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a girl. When a flock doesn't have a roo sometimes a hen will take the lead role and even crow.
     
  6. 5chickenmutts

    5chickenmutts Out Of The Brooder

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    I read that. Here's the thing, out of 5 straight run chicks, I believe I have 4 roosters! Maybe I'm just hoping for a hen where there isn't.
    When do you know for sure? When they are jumping other chickens, or another way?
     
  7. chickenlover89

    chickenlover89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2012
    show us pics of your other ones, we may be able to help you
     
  8. With the pale of comb it looks like I say hen, but other hens will jump on other hens backs as dominance
     
  9. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    the one in your avatar is a pullet
     
  10. 5chickenmutts

    5chickenmutts Out Of The Brooder

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    Now I have this chicken crowing each morning along with the others. Sounds definite to me?
     

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