6 week old EE - Lola or Larry ?????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by GermanChick, May 21, 2010.

  1. GermanChick

    GermanChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is one of our 5 EE Pullets. From day 1 I had my suspicions about "her", she was always the biggest of all of our 16 chicks and I swear she is making a different sound when I pick "her" up. When I pick her up I think she is almost double the size of the others, just solid and broad. Since I always had a feeling she might be a he I called her Lola. What do you think ?? Is it really a Lola or have we to rename her Larry. And if she is not a Larry for sure she thinks she is the Alpha hen, always on patrol ........
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  2. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote cockerel! That comb is too red at 6 weeks for a girl. He's very handsome though... Can you keep him?
     
  3. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

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    Larry![​IMG]
     
  4. Alabama ee

    Alabama ee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. That comb is very red for 6 weeks-even for a roo. I would say Larry. Our roo was also the biggest of the bunch.
     
  5. rungirl

    rungirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a boy. I have 2 EE cockerels and 4 EE pullets about that age. You can tell which are the cockerels because their pea combs are bigger and wider and extend a little farther up than on the pullets... and redder in color. You can't go by overall size... 1 of my cockerels is smaller than most of the pullets and you'd have thought he was a she except for the difference in the comb. So just compare his comb to the girls.
     
  6. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    Cockerel.

    Well, there is the Lola in the song by The Kinks ... maybe he can stay Lola [​IMG]
     
  7. GermanChick

    GermanChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's why I named her Lola in the first place ..... had always my suspicions [​IMG]

    But if Lola is really a guy that would be awesome !!! I really wanted to have a cockerel and almost ordered an extra EE cockerel with all my pullets but decided against it since we have two little boys and I thought it would be safer to go without a cockerel. But since we are free ranging I always liked the idea of a guy protecting his girls. And if Lola/Larry turns out to be a nice cockerel I would be thrilled, and if not ......... well I guess he will be dinner [​IMG]
     
  8. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    Larry Boy.
     
  9. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    Mr. Larry! For sure. He looks like a very proud boy too! Upright tail+red comb+age = roo to me.
     

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