Yep, its a Roo!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sunshineyarns, May 2, 2011.

  1. sunshineyarns

    sunshineyarns Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2011
    So, a few weeks ago I was trying to sex my Ancona that I was suspecting was a Roo ....

    Well, at about 5 weeks old, yes 5 weeks, he started trying to crow in the morning. But now that he is almost 8 weeks, he is doing it every day and has a nice comb and wattles [​IMG] So, my boy is going to live with a friend on a farm in a week or two. From what I read, that sounds really early for crowing?! Has anyone had this experience with them trying to crow so early? It kind of sounds like a mix of a baby crying and a rooster crow!

    This was him at about 3.5 weeks:


    And here he is at 7.5 weeks, 1 month later!


    He likes to stand up high on this garden box and watch over his girls...
  2. mommto3kiddos

    mommto3kiddos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2011
    WOW what a change in a month... Handsome fella!!
  3. Aemelia

    Aemelia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2011
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Wow I have 6 week old chicks and I can't believe how big his comb and wattle are compared to mine. I wonder if they will look that different in just 2 weeks.
  4. lebentier

    lebentier Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2011
    i kept 8 boys this spring until they were over 8 weeks. not a peep (well crow i mean) out of a single one.
  5. sunshineyarns

    sunshineyarns Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2011
    In the last 2 weeks his comb has grown substantially and went from light pink to more red. This is my first time with chicks, and I started suspecting he was a roo at about 2 weeks. His behavior was just different and he started developing his red lovlies [​IMG]

    He is a handsome boy, isn't he?! All I have to say is my husband is sure glad to have another male in the house! I really hope he does well on my friend's farm. She already has two roosters that work really well together. They added another 25 hens this year, so she wants another rooster to go along with. He will have a nice home on 10 acres, thats for sure!
  6. teeville5

    teeville5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Very handsome! [​IMG]
    I would love to see how he looks when he's full size.
  7. ChicknLittleLexi

    ChicknLittleLexi Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 24, 2011
    Sonora, CA
    He is so handsome! And look at him pose for the camera [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. zoa

    zoa Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 20, 2011
    Buxton, ND
    he IS handsome!!!! We have 33 chicks and I have one that we identified as a roo from the beginning! He doesn't crow yet, but he definitely thinks he is in charge! HA!!! It is so funny watching their personalities [​IMG] Now as for the rest of the flock... time will only tell how many turn out to be male.....
  9. edgroger

    edgroger Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 11, 2011
    hahaha get ready ladies there is a new handsome prince in town [​IMG]

    Give us another pic when he is fully grown please [​IMG]
  10. ginger c.

    ginger c. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2011
    wow what a beautiful boy!![​IMG]

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