10 weeks old EEs. Ogee looking more like a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Zigmont, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. Zigmont

    Zigmont Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last week I was feeling a lot better after all the great feedback about Ogee looking like a pullet, but it looks to me like the tail is starting to point downward, like a roo. My problem is that Ogee's tail looks so different from Buffy and they are supposed to be the same breed. Is this because they are so mutty that they look different, or is Ogee a roo? Today they were chest bumping! Do I have two roos?!! Other breeds are so easy! Ogee is the dark one, Buffy the lighter chicken. Any feedback is appreciated.


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  2. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both pullets
     
  3. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Huh, this is a tough one. Buffy is a pullet for sure. [​IMG]

    Ogee....Ogee looks like he/she is getting saddle feathers, but the comb is not very red, and some pullets just look like that during molt. Even first year pullets will molt, but these are too young to be going through a real fall molt rather than an " I grew bigger and need more feathers" molt. Ogee's color is also gender-neutral.

    I'm leaning towards roo but I'm not sure.
     
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  4. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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    Both look like girls to me, at 10 wks if she were a boy her comb should be bigger and redder. And as for chest butting ..........................

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  5. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Both are pullets. Chest bumping does not determine sex, because all will do it. No cockerel will have Ogee's coloring, and even if that were possible, the comb would be big and red at 10 weeks if it was a cockerel. But Ogee is a pullet as well as Buffy.

    Kassaundra, I love that last picture!
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    the feathers on the light one are saying roo but everything else says hen hmmm...the dark one is a hen
     
  7. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two pullets. Buffy is lovely [​IMG]

    Great actionshot, Kassaundra! I've often wanted to catch mine at it. I swear they play leap frog, bouncing over each others' backs!
     
  8. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    PULLETS......enjoy!
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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  10. Zigmont

    Zigmont Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much for all the wonderful feedback! I finally am not worried so much about Ogee
     

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