5 week old EE- rooster?

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

  1. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's a cockerel.
     
  2. jallen062

    jallen062 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone HAVE an EE rooster? What are their dispositions? My buffs are such sweet girls, they seem content to let him corral them. he seems young to already showing rooster disposition! LOL!
     
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    I have very limited experience with them. A couple years ago we got 2 oops cockerels in a batch of 6 "pullets". I could tell they were male by 3 weeks of age. They were obnoxious.

    Last year an EE hen kept sneaking into my Faverolles pen to lay eggs. For fun I hatched some. Five of the 6 were cockerels and they also were obnoxious. They had to be separated from the other chicks at 6-8 weeks of age for bad behavior, and were butchered early.

    Plenty of people keep them so they all can't be bad.
     
  4. jallen062

    jallen062 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmmmm...wonder wha a buff crossed with an EE would look like?
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    I had one that was a bit of jerk, but that was mostly because when he was maturing, I didn't have any mature hens to beat manners into him. His sons are very well behaved boys, for the most part. I still get the occasional obnoxious cockerel, but they are few and far between.
     
  6. jallen062

    jallen062 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to admit- I had my doubts. But not anymore.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. burdboy

    burdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would keep him any way if u have any want for future baby chicks he's soooo pretty
     
  8. jallen062

    jallen062 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! He is pretty. He doesn't seem to have a "muff" like EE's do. Is that normal with EE roosters? I LOVE his black neck.
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    It's not exactly typical, but clean faced birds do happen occasionally. I've had 3 clean faced hens myself.
     
  10. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    He is handsome. I've had nice EE cockrels, and human aggressive ones too. Time will tell. Mary
     

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