6 week old EE Roos or Pullets? *UPDATE* Oh NO! She's Crowing!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ZooMummzy, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    I've been having terrible roo anxiety lately since I live in town and cannot have one. I've already determined my 12 week olds are all pullets and I found a home for my little bantam roo with little problem. If these are roos, I want to start looking for a home now.

    The EE's have been so different personality wise than my RIRs and Buffs. They have been pretty obnoxious from day one, wanting out of the brooders and being really loud, but my gut still tells me pullets. I'd like some second opinions though from people who might know more about EEs. All my chicks have had bumps where leg spurs would be, even my 12 week old hens, so that hasn't helped and while Coral's comb is larger than Joey's, it just looks like a different type to me. It's orangish too, not pink at all.

    I have two 3 week olds I'm having anxiety about too, lol, but I know I have to wait another week for those at least.


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    and this is Joey (for Josephine, I hope!)

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  2. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    top one might be a roo... if they have pea combs, you count the rows of peas.... 1 for pullets, 3 for cockerels.
     
  3. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
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    Yeah, that's the one I'm most concerned about...there are 3 rows but only one is larger. It's just so confusing though since I've read pea combs do have 3 rows of peas on chicken anatomy sites and also posts from people with hens who have 3 rows. Lol I might just find a home for all my EE's and be done with this anxiety because it's driving me crazy!
     
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  4. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    The top one looks kind of boyish, but I have a 6 week old EE boy and his comb is RED..like really RED!! Sooo I am not sure..the bottome one I think is Josephine!
     
  5. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    Quote:Thanks, that gives me some hope! There is absolutely no red or pink in the comb at all. EE's are just so hard. They don't really seem to follow the patterns on all the sites I've been scouring endlessly, lol.
     
  6. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Well, when they get big enough, you will know. My cockerels are twice as big as the pullets at 3 & 1/2 months.
     
  7. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    I would guess roo and a pullet..... but miy EEs are still so small.... they don't have super pronounced differences in combs it seems. I have only one that so far I think is probably a roo because the rows are ALL large and bumpy... time will tell [​IMG]
     
  8. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    dunno. My EE roo had a very pink comb at 6 weeks that one doesn't look pink at all to me.
     
  9. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2007
    New Hampshire
    They both look girly to me...but I'm no expert...I found fertilized EGGS and do not have a roo!!

    My advice wait for the crowing...
     
  10. greenmulberry

    greenmulberry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah, I have a 6 week old EE roo, and his comb is super red. I think you just have a girl with a little bigger comb than usual.
     

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