9-week-old EE Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kcaywood, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. kcaywood

    kcaywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pictured is Hayato, our nine-week-old EE, purchased as a hen. S/he made a few crowing attempts shortly after dawn yesterday. S/he is mostly the dominant bird of the flock of four other hens. Wise ones of BYC, what say you? Hen or roo? Thanks so much! [​IMG]

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  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    I'm guessing rooster. [​IMG]
     
  3. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roo. Look at his long pointed saddle ( tail feathers) not the upright ones. The one flowing downward. They are pretty pointed. Definate indication of a boy bird.

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  4. operator16

    operator16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your Hayato looks a lot like my Sweetie. Here is a picture of her at 9 weeks. I would say that you have a pretty pink face working there. However, those tail feathers are all round. I don't see any saddle feathers to speak of. I'm not sure about that one. However, the hackle feathers are supposed to be pretty pointy for roos and Hayato's are all nice and round. I would bet this is a pullet.

    Here's our Sweetie at 9 weeks. Don't you just love the EEs?


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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    by the posture I would guess roo
     
  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Roo - [​IMG]
     
  7. Judy

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    Roo
     
  8. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hayato is definitely a roo.
     
  9. MikasGirl

    MikasGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    GORGEOUS rooster! I love EEs! [​IMG]
     
  10. kcaywood

    kcaywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, everybody. S/he woke me with a little crow this morning. Well, does anyone want an EE rooster to join your flock? Roosters are illegal in my city. I consider my chickens pets, and wouldn't eat them. I will let him join a flock of wild chickens before I let him be bought for soup. I'm in Northern CA - he's free to a good home.

    It's a shame because I adore roosters! Such majestic yet entertaining creatures. [​IMG]
     

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