14 Week EE (lots of pics)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by stoutfamily, May 21, 2011.

  1. stoutfamily

    stoutfamily Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 5, 2010
    Tempe, AZ
    Well, I posted on here weeks ago and got all girl. I was fairly certain of this until yesterday morning when at 6 am, I hear "her" making baakking (for lack of a better word, and spelling) noises loud enough to pull me out of bed to go check on her. It didn't really sound like crowing, maybe more like an angry hen. I'm an extremely light sleeper and my husband slept right through it so I guess it wasn't too loud. And I heard it again this morning at 530. It's the same noise she made when a stray dog ran into our yard and once I go out there, and feed her or see what's wrong, it stops. The older hen I had made a similar noise when in distress, or just to get me outside, but it's been months since she passed away and now I don't remember the exact noise as clearly, and I'm worried.
    I'm really hoping she is not a he, as roos are illegal to have here in city limits and this one is the only one left of the 3 I had. [​IMG]

    So what do you think? When will I know for sure if a boy or girl? And should I be able to better tell if this noise was a crow? (more distinctly a cock-a-doodle-doo, more often, louder)

    Anyway, here are some photos of her just today (Around 14 weeks):
    Don't mind the duck in the background, it's the only animal left for her to befriend. [​IMG]


    Around 10 weeks:


    Around 6 weeks:


    Thanks everyone!
  2. sorry, shes a roo
  3. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    the edge of insanity
    Quote:I tend to agree.
  4. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 20, 2011
    middle TN
    I have heard one pullet that I'm fairly positive is a girl make some really funky noises when our dog gets too close to her. That warning sound (braaaaaaaaw!) is not a crow.

    I'm not seeing "rooness" in your photos.
  5. Quote:notice the hackle, saddle, and sickle feathers. my roosters would often make those sounds
  6. tls_ranch

    tls_ranch Stares at Chickens

    I think she's a girl. More of a "pullet" feather pattern than a roo color pattern for EE's. Wait a bit more and you'll know for sure.

  7. Peppermint

    Peppermint Chillin' With My Peeps

    At 14 weeks, that's a pullet.
  8. CatKai

    CatKai Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 21, 2010
    I have 1 that looks exactly like her, mine lays a pretty olive egg [​IMG]
  9. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 25, 2010
    Kansas City
    I think she's a pullet.
  10. callahanfarmgirl

    callahanfarmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2011
    Pullet!!!!!! I have 14 EE's and 3 of my pullets look exactly like yours. My 4 roo's had that size comb at 6wks.

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