BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Chicken Breeds › What Breed Or Gender is This? › Easter Egger Roos?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Easter Egger Roos?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Hi all!  

 

3 mths ago I joined the Backyard chicken movement and my family and I are loving watching our chickens grow.  We started with 3 EE pullets, a RIR and a Lavender Orphington.  We lost the Lavender 2 weeks in.  And now I am pretty sure 2 of our 3 EE are Roos! I am heading to get some new chicks tomorrow to replace the 2 we have lost and possibly trade off these Roos.

 

Before I look silly at the feed store am I crazy or are these in fact Roos? The guy on the phone was shocked that we got 2/3 Roos from what were suppose to have been pullets?  My other EE pullet (white) has a very small light comb at same age? His response is making me second guess myself.  THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE HELP ;)

 

Very think legs

Very Red combs

Agressive temperment (Flapping wings and kicking)

Irridescent tail feathers (only in tails)

Uneven tail feathers slight curve

Looks like they are getting pointed hackle feathers as well

 Razar

Pebbles

AppleMarkthe White pullet in corner is same age.

post #2 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thick Legs not Think ;)

post #3 of 9
I think you are right!
post #4 of 9

A full body shot of each of them, with better lighting will really help to confirm. That last shot is too dark to tell if there is any 'rooster' red.

post #5 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by junebuggena View Post
 

A full body shot of each of them, with better lighting will really help to confirm. That last shot is too dark to tell if there is any 'rooster' red.

x2

Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

Reply

Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

Reply
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 

The Black one I am pretty Certain is a Roo.  Its pebbles the red one that has me lost.  This evening when I was looking at her/him I noticed that since I took the last pictures 2 wks ago.  The tail feathers have really started to arc over??   Is it possible for a Hen to have Arcing tail feathers?

AppleMark

AppleMark

AppleMark

Sorry I know this pic is pretty awful I took it in a rush between rushing kids off to activities this evening The tail feathers are really curving over?

post #7 of 9

That 14 to 16 week old juvenile molt can do some strange thing to pullet tails, they are still a bit too young for their 'rooster' feathers. The fact that these two have very well developed, red combs and they both have that dark red on their shoulder/wings is what shows that they are male.

post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thank you!  I knew I wasn't crazy ;)  They are looking and acting more like Roos everyday. I wish someone had interest in adopting them b/c I honestly feel like the black one would make a great flock protector…he already does.  Glad The feed store they came from is willing to let them range at their farm ;)  I feel much better prepared to select and double check chicks this time around to increase my odds of only true pullets.

post #9 of 9

They are really nice looking roos - maybe if you could put up pictures of them at the feed store,  someone might want them for their flock.

                                         Please visit  "Current Movies - Thumbs UP or Thumbs DOWN"pop.gif

                                                           Movie  reviews    & comments -   welcome                                                 

Reply

                                         Please visit  "Current Movies - Thumbs UP or Thumbs DOWN"pop.gif

                                                           Movie  reviews    & comments -   welcome                                                 

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: What Breed Or Gender is This?
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Chicken Breeds › What Breed Or Gender is This? › Easter Egger Roos?