3.5 month old EE. Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sherwoodchicks, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. sherwoodchicks

    sherwoodchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my 3.5 month old EE Cupcake. We are new to owning chickens and have been told she appears to be a hen. But, she's started to crow! Not a full crow but a very, very loud crow-like sound in the mornings. I've heard that hens sometimes do crow.
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    We have a rooster and Cupcake squares off with him. She rules to roost! I'm guessing we have another rooster on our hands but we are confused. Is cupcake a Roo?
     
  2. bauerdog

    bauerdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Based on the red patches on the "shoulders" and the saddle feathers growing in, it looks like a boy! Hope it works out okay. :)
     
  3. walkingcrow3

    walkingcrow3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Crowing is a sure sign of a rooster. The saddle feathers are also a sign of one too. Most of the saddle feathers are usually pointier but they seem more rounded on the one shown, doesn't mean it isn't a roo though. All of my roosters are always "squaring off" and practicing to be roos. Actually I have 7 roosters living together with 16 hens and they all grew up together. However they are leaning towards 6 months old now and must be taken out shortly. I have built a new enclosure for the roosters to hang out in. But yes, looks more and more like a rooster you have there.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That is absolutely a rooster.
     
  5. ClucksAndPeeps

    ClucksAndPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cockerel.
     
  6. RedPulletMama

    RedPulletMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    100% rooster you have there
     
  7. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Trust all of us, miss cupcake is now mr cupcake! ROOSTER
     
  8. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    100% rooster (no doubt about it)
     
  9. sherwoodchicks

    sherwoodchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for weighing on on this. We were able to re-home our Mr Cupcake to a nice ranch this weekend. It was hard but it's nice not to have early morning crowing [​IMG]
     

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