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Who is the roo?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by amaltheas2, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. amaltheas2

    amaltheas2 New Egg

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    Hello folks,

    I've been reading the forum for a couple of weeks, and I'll admit, I'm a brand new chicken owner. I got my girls on April 8th from a local Grange, they're supposed to be all hens ... but you know how that goes ;-)

    The past week, someone has been practicing to crow and this morning, they were extremely successful. A whole hour of success. I tried to get pictures this afternoon, but they're a bit skittish, not sure if you can work with what I got ....

    Can you help me identify the roo?! I suspect it is either the grey one (no idea what breed s/he is), the RIR, or the EE.

    Let me see if I can get the photos to work ...
    Buff: Rainbow
    EE: Falcon
    RIR: Sunshine Thief
    Grey one: Arena
    Black/White: Matilde


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    And the most cooperative of them, sort of: Matilde (with Sunshine Thief looking irritated in the background)
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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Can you get a profile shot of the dominique (Matilde)? I'm thinking he's your boy. Pretty sure I see hackle feathers sprouting in that last picture.
     
  3. amaltheas2

    amaltheas2 New Egg

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    A couple more pictures ...

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  4. amaltheas2

    amaltheas2 New Egg

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    S/he's not being very cooperative, but here you go:

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  5. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Yep, check out those sickle feathers. That's your cockerel.
     
  6. amaltheas2

    amaltheas2 New Egg

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    I caught her! Sorry for all the spam photos [​IMG]

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  7. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Check her neck feathers - do you see new feathers growing in that are pointy and skinny? If so that's a definite indication that 'she' is a cockerel. But those sickle feathers in the tail are a certain sign that he's a cockerel.
     
  8. amaltheas2

    amaltheas2 New Egg

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    Matilde is definitely has whiskers sprouting on her forehead. S/he is also one of the most dominant in the herd. It's amazing that this one never crossed my mind as being the cockerel.
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Can you post a better photo of Matilde's back feathering?
     
  10. amaltheas2

    amaltheas2 New Egg

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    Finally got a profile shot (where s/he'd stand still!)

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    Easier said than done ....haha!

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