5 week old EE? Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CindyJeann, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. CindyJeann

    CindyJeann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got this chick from an "ameraucana" bin at the local feed store. It has a weird comb that was grey when it was little but now it's black. It's legsare also black. It's wattle is red. Is it an EE? Is it a roo?

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  2. NormansGal44

    NormansGal44 Out Of The Brooder

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    The barring and coloring looks just like my EEs even though their comb area is a yellowish color. It is wide like theirs, too. I haven't looked or noticed any wattles yet.
     
  3. CindyJeann

    CindyJeann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to keep a couple of EE roos and I can't figure if I should keep this guy because he is exotic or cull him because he is weird.
     
  4. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think it looks like a pullet how old is it?
     
  5. CindyJeann

    CindyJeann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    5 weeks and it's supposed to be an EE. I didn't think EE pullets would show a wattle that younge.
     
  6. rhs7111

    rhs7111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep him! He's very cool! [​IMG] Not sure he's an EE, though...but it certainly seems very worth letting him grow up more before you make a decision.
     
  7. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well she seems like shes got a beard, I'd say keep hima little longer. I do agree now that he might be a rooster. But who knows with that weird comb.
     
  8. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if it's a roo and you don't like him, don't cull! give him away so that he at least has a CHANCE to live!
     
  9. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    mother o' chicks72 :

    if it's a roo and you don't like him, don't cull! give him away so that he at least has a CHANCE to live!

    I couldnt agree more! DO NOT CULL HIM! At least give him a chance. If you don't want him post an ad on craigslist or even on here. Give the poor guy a chance.​
     
  10. CindyJeann

    CindyJeann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband hunts deer, my dad raises cattle for beef, I just boiled a (store bought) chicken to make chicken and rice. It is my purpose to raise chickens for eggs and meat. But I have to confess the more time I sit in the yard and watch them scratch the harder it's gonna be. Hard or not, I will never be a vegetarian.
     

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