You Know Your A Rooster When

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by PurpleChicken, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    It is a rooster right?
     
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Oh yeah.
     
  3. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely!!![​IMG]
     
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    100%, yes, a roo! Pretty boy too!
     
  5. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Thanks [​IMG]

    He's really a little sweetheart too. Wasn't gonna have a Roo
    but there is no way I'm gonna let this guy go in a pot somewhere.
     
  6. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    Where is it? I don't a picture [​IMG]
     
  7. Red

    Red Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you tell the difference between a hen and a roo when they are young. Is it the size of the comb, colour or...? [​IMG]

    That's a great picture of him, he sure is beautiful [​IMG]

    Red
     
  8. JackieK318

    JackieK318 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say time to change your signature! A good way to tell it their wing feathers. Just spread their wings out and see - the ones with longer feathers are the boys. Also, go by the "girls mature faster than boys" idea. Those two techniques only work if your picking from chicks all of the same age.
     
  9. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    Is it true that rooster wing feathers are more pointed that hen feathers (more rounded)? Or is that true for only certain breeds?

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    Nice looking roo....
     
  10. GoodEgg

    GoodEgg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know much at all but ... I know some breeds are "hen feathered" ... so those breeds you can't tell? I have heard this of Seabrights. I'm not sure if there are others. I'm sure lots of people here know the answer though. I just came to look at the pic of the pretty boy. [​IMG]

    trish
     

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