8 week old pullet or roo???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ging3rhoffman, May 1, 2009.

  1. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    I'm not sure on this 8 week old EE! I ordered 6 pullets and this one was placed in the butcher pen with the white rocks. Somedays I just dont know what to think. I ordered 6 EE pullets and this ones comb turned red and the others didnt so we assumed it was a cockeral.. I would love to save it from the butcher pen but i dont have but a couple of weeks. What do you think? pullet or roo

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  2. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    how old is it?

    the last pic is so cute!!!
     
  3. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    I'm guessing roo. My Ee's didn't have red in their combs until much closer to laying. Also, that's a very striking feather pattern.!!
     
  4. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    8 weeks, I say cockeral [​IMG]

    yeah, that last pic is *did you say something* [​IMG]
     
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  5. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a ROO!!!
     
  6. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Thank you. I was thinking the same thing, i just didnt want to admit it. Wonder if he would be good eatin', what a bummer.[​IMG]
     
  7. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    It's a roo - you could probably advertise it on craigslist and find it a home, if you really want to save it from being butchered. EE roos are pretty popular.
     
  8. augustmomx2

    augustmomx2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is very pretty [​IMG] I would say roo as well. My two EEs are almost 8wks and their combs are barely visible and not red.
     
  9. Debi214

    Debi214 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:they say ee's taste more like quail.............
     
  10. Debi214

    Debi214 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    besides see the saddle feathers by the tail (1st pic) and how they are starting to curl to the side like a roo? beautiful bird...........dang!
     

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