two over 5 month old "pullets" acting like roos

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jyurina, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. jyurina

    jyurina Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, new here and haven't had chickens in MANY years. These two are confusing me. They are part of my mixed flock I hatched this summer. All but one of my 6 looked liked pullets-I knew my spunky little bantam roo was one for a long time and the crowing he started months ago conformed it. Well here we are anticipating eggs shortly and these two are starting to get aggressive and making noises that sounds like a chicken with laryngytis trying to crow. Oh and the first one-Sam I am(came from a green egg of course)sprouted three long tail feathers. The other one Chloe is Orphington in part, she is HUGE and becoming a bully. I will work with them if they are going to lay eggs but if they are roos, well they are going to be dinner.[​IMG]

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    First two are Sam, second two are Chloe
    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    I wouldn't count on ever getting any eggs from these "pullets", they're cockerels.
     
  3. elsfieldchickens

    elsfieldchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    both cockerels
     
  4. jyurina

    jyurina Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, guess we will have some chickens for the freezer:)
     
  5. ChcknGrl

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    Those are Cockerels.
     
  6. ChcknGrl

    ChcknGrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they Bantam roosters? If they are they are not supposed to be "eating" chickens.
     
  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    you can eat any chicken. i have heard silkie meat is really good. though with bantams being so small they may only feed one person lol
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    yes those are both cockerels
     
  9. jyurina

    jyurina Out Of The Brooder

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    No-the roo I am keeping is a bantam. He is awesome and also my profile picture. These two are a mix of Orphington, Silkie, and Phoenix. They are extremely large birds-but honestly, I have no interest in keeping aggressive roos as pets. Cluck Norris(the roo I am keeping) is gentle, kid friendly, and a great protector of the hens. So the others will be eaten and I guess I will be finding a couple more hens for the backyard eventually.
     
  10. ChcknGrl

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    true, I guess they eat them in Japan, and Japanese food is great!
     

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