6wk old Easter Egger - Do I have a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by swainlori, May 20, 2011.

  1. swainlori

    swainlori New Egg

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    We live in a city with laws against roos in the city limits and on the number of hens (only 3 allowed) so I have to get rid of this guy if he is indeed a roo. This is our first experience ever with chickens so I need some experienced eyes on this bird.

    I have noticed lately that although this bird does not appear to be the largest of the three, this one is certainly the heftiest when I pick them up. Very solid. Starting to show a bright red comb whereas the other two don't have really anything yet. This one also has the thickest legs.

    What do you think?

    I just joined to day so I could ask this question and the system is not allowing me to post my images. Hopefully I can get some pics up soon.
     
  2. swainlori

    swainlori New Egg

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  3. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    My girl EE's comb is nowhere near that big or red and she's 10 weeks, so I'm thinking you have a roo.
     
  4. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I find EEs to be somewhat confusing at this age, however, those are some thick old legs and that stance looks quite rooish. That would be my guess, but you should take it with a grain of salt for now...
     
  5. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep...roo.
     
  6. Bravo

    Bravo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, this is a boy. A very pretty boy--love the lacing. Put him on CL and he will go quickly [​IMG]
     
  7. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    holy cow! six weeks old? thats it???? boy is he gonna be one gorgeous roo!
     
  8. alaina

    alaina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My vote is Roo for sure
     
  9. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! He's gorgeous!

    Sorry, more importantly... [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2011
  10. swainlori

    swainlori New Egg

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    My daughter is going to be heartbroken that we can't keep him. And then another question: can we get just one chick to replace him or should I try to find an older pullet?
     

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