Typical Rooster behavior from my baby frizzle???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Beanbag, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. Beanbag

    Beanbag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone, as some of you may know I am raising a very special little Frizzle chick that I have suspected from the beginning was a male, and I do believe I was right. We have a grand total of 5 chicks right now, my frizzle chick, 3 black giant chicks and one mystery chick that we are positive is a rooster. My Frizzle is the oldest at 4 weeks. And well tonight when we were cleaning their pen the mystery chick acted like he was going to body slam my hand and Romeo (my little frizzle) attacked him and made him back off, had him swiftly cornered into one of the far corners of the pen as far from me as he could get. It was so funny to watch, I couldn't believe my little frizzle protected me like that, just like he does with the 3 black giant chicks whom we believe are hens. My husband and I decided that the mystery roo is just too aggressive towards us and the other chicks so tomorrow when we have to go into town to get my aunt's b-day cake we are going to return him to the people we got him from. Don't worry the little mystery chick was instantly seperated from my frizzle and the others for his own protection and even got to enjoy some infant oatmeal with bananas after the others had their fill. Still an animal lover and believe that even though I don't like him, that he deserves the very best. I am sure he will be given a harem of his own some day.
    I think my Frizzle chick is a male!!! Wooo!!! [​IMG] He/she's protecting the girls already, and even laid down with the weak one and comforted her. (She got her leg stuck in the bottom of the pen and I believe she struggled a while before we discovered the problem and she wore herself out. I hand fed her some infant oatmeal mixed with warm water and she seemed to do better, then perked right up when we refilled their starter crumbles. We think she will pull through but she could always use some extra prayers, she gave us a real good scare. [​IMG]
     
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  2. greenthumb89

    greenthumb89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that doesnt mean its a roo...my female cochin did that when i added a new male to the group. they are about 4 weeks old i think shes like 2 weeks older. shes in with one female austrolorp, and 4 mystery peanuts that i think are all roos. well i got an austrolorp roo from the person i got the other chicks from and when i introduced him into the tracter the peanuts ran over and started to pick at him then over flys the cochin and beats them all away and i swear she escorted him to the feeder and waterer to show the new guy where they were and even now she will always choose to sleep by him and leave the others alone its pretty sweet looking too bad i have a different home for all the roos when they get fully feathered out...i wish i could keep one. she also taught him the *the big hand that reaches down gives good belly rubs and treats so go to it fast*
     
  3. Beanbag

    Beanbag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL!!! Well there are other reasons why we think he is a roo, his legs are twice as thick as the black giant chicks one of whom is not much younger then he is and they have almost no comb what so ever and he has a rather large one thats turning pink. I also heard rumor that a male's tail feathers grow in much faster then a females and his tail looks mostly or fully feathered. I laugh when he wags his tail like ducks do. [​IMG]
     
  4. greenthumb89

    greenthumb89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol thats funny because ive been told that females grow tails faster then males and have found it to be true, at least for my couple of birds, but i guess just go for the tried and true method of sexing...wait for it to crow [​IMG]
     
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  5. greenthumb89

    greenthumb89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and just so you know i LOVE that little one you have and the first time i saw the pic i was gonna see if you would part with it...then i saw you lived in georgia and thought better of asking
     
  6. Beanbag

    Beanbag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well even if it is a girl I will love her just as much, though usually my very strong gut instincts are right so we shall see... I will for sure keep you posted on if It either starts crowing or laying eggs, [​IMG]

    Also, Thank you so very much for your compliment to him. I wouldn't part with him for any reason what so ever unless there was something wrong with him and I was afraid he would die unless I gave him to someone who was more knowledgeable then me about chickens and I felt they would be able to save him. The man I bought him from has two older frizzles from the same parents though I thought that were silly looking, LOL.... Let me know if you are interested in his other two frizzles!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. TexasJoe

    TexasJoe Taking a break

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    look on the bright side, if it isn't a male, it's probably a GREAT BROODY hen [​IMG]
     
  8. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Beanbag

    Beanbag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:HeHe! [​IMG] Well if it is a hen then that leaves some room for a different type of Rooster!! Maybe a buff laced polish Rooster or a silkie rooster! [​IMG]
     
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  10. Beanbag

    Beanbag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] My little Black Giant chick that was weak last night made it and is looking great and seems to be close to being back to normal!!! [​IMG]
     
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