4 month old EE - girl or boy?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by saratchka, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. saratchka

    saratchka New Egg

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    I got six chicks (all supposed to be female) hatched at the end of June. So far no crowing or anything, but the tail feathers on this EE have me worried. Can anyone ease my mind? Or do I definitely have a roo on my hands?


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  2. saratchka

    saratchka New Egg

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    Updated pic with something better.
     
  3. Caheen

    Caheen Out Of The Brooder

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    That looks like a boy to me.
     
  4. Little One

    Little One Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I understand, all black and white EE males have red on their wings. Also, that tail is starting to look rooster-ish (pointy, draping saddle feathers.) They are only four months old? He should start crowing at 5-6 months.
    EDIT: Now that I see the new picture, definitely a cockerel!
     
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  5. Blue

    Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hate to disappoint you, but that's definitely a roo. A hen just wouldn't have a tail like that. Plus, he's got pointy hackle and saddle feathers.
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Above all a pullet doesn't have color like that.
     
  7. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oooooooooooooooooooh BOY!
     
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  8. BaGAWK!!

    BaGAWK!! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cannot ease your mind...def roo. But a pretty one at that!
     
  9. saratchka

    saratchka New Egg

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    Now that we've established that "Beauty" (named by my 6yo) is a boy, comes the fun of figuring out what to do with him. I absolutely cannot keep a rooster in my neighborhood. I'm assuming that the prospects of finding him a new home are low, but if anyone has suggestions I'd be grateful!

    Otherwise, is there a good way of finding people who would want a cockerel for meat? I'd rather not just kill him and bury him in the yard, but I can't feed him to my kids - he's been their pet since he was just a fluffy little thing.
     
  10. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you don't care if he ends up as pet or food, you could try craistlist or a local small animal auction
     

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