7 week EE - thinking roo, but not 100% positive

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Lothiriel, May 24, 2011.

  1. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I've ID'd all my other Ameraucanas/EEs as boy/girl, but this one I've not been absolutely sure. He/she is about 7 weeks old (come Friday). I'm really leaning toward roo, but I want to get others' opinions before I send them off to a new home. [​IMG]

    So, here's Erastus/Echo.

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  2. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    Color and pink three row comb = roo, IMO.
     
  3. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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  4. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Male peacombed chickens have 3 rows in their comb? Interesting... I never knew that! [​IMG]
     
  5. MissD'uccle

    MissD'uccle Cluck of My Life

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    Yeppers, roo
     
  6. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a roo!
     
  7. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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    Here's what the comb will look like all grown up

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    This was the closest pic I could find in my uploads of the younger male pea comb.
     
  8. rhs7111

    rhs7111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is a roo---and a handsome one.
     
  9. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Okay. Thanks everyone! I guess Erastus will go with the others.
    Quote:If you think he's handsome, you should see Cyril... [​IMG] I kind of wish I could keep a couple of my EE roos, but I've decided that the looks aren't worth it in the long run. [​IMG]
     
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  10. Alabama ee

    Alabama ee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    His color and comb all say roo. A pretty roo!
     

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