What did I Buy?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CP1900, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. CP1900

    CP1900 Just Hatched

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    What did I buy? Rooster or Hen? Either way this bird is huge at 25 pounds
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Looks like he should have been butchered about 4 weeks ago.
     
  3. CP1900

    CP1900 Just Hatched

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    This bird is a pet, I have no intention of eating it...[​IMG]
     
  4. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Thats a meat bird like kids show in 4h. if they are not butchered by week 8 they tend to get bad legs from carrying all that weight, and don't live very long due to a bad heart.
     
  5. CP1900

    CP1900 Just Hatched

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    any idea if this is a Hen or rooster? It doesn't crow and is 20 weeks old.
     
  6. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Go Habs Go Premium Member

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    It's a cockerel.
     
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  7. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Go Habs Go Premium Member

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    I agree, sorry.
     
  8. LadyVictorian

    LadyVictorian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are lucky to have kept it alive this long, sadly these birds usually don't even make it to a year old.
     
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    sorry but, that's the truth.
     
  10. homestead 101

    homestead 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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