5 week old EE- rooster?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jallen062, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. jallen062

    jallen062 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So this chicken is unlike my buff girls. She is IMPOSSIBLE to catch or pick up. She runs up to the other ones and sticks her head up high and her chest out to them, almost challenging them. And today.....TODAY she tried to crow. TWICE. Stood up very tall and tried to crow. It was very faint, but definitely a crow. She has thicker legs than the buffs who are a week and a half older and she has blood red feathers coming in on her shoulders. She also has a red comb. What do you think?

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  2. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

    From what you describe I would say it is a rooster. People also say that with EE's, if it has red feathers coming in on it's wings then it is a rooster. Good luck and pretty bird! :)
     
  3. jallen062

    jallen062 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was SOOOOO hoping for green eggs!:(
     
  4. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

    I'm sorry...I always feel bad telling people they might have a rooster :( Wait and see what other people think and also see how he/she acts for a couple of days. It might be a one time thing, though I don't think it is. Again, good luck and keep us updated! :)
     
  5. jallen062

    jallen062 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it's totally fine! There are farms here that will take it. No worries!
     
  6. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

    That's good!
     
  7. jallen062

    jallen062 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Better pic of red shoulder feathers.[​IMG]
     
  8. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

    Yes, I still think it is a rooster...soooo pretty though! How did she/he act today?
     
  9. jallen062

    jallen062 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like a jerk? LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

    Oh my!!! :lol:
     

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