A roo???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by StacyAK, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. StacyAK

    StacyAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HELP! I think one of my hens is a rooster but am not totally sure!

    This is my first batch of chickens. I have 4 Buff Orpingtons, 4 Easter Eggers and 2 RIR's. All are "supposed" to be female. When I was down feeding them the other morning I heard one of them "crow" when I was outside the door. I looked in to see who the culprit was but he/she wouldn't do it again. This morning I got lucky and caught them in the act. It wasn't a loud crow and was pretty crackly and soft.

    The chicken in question is one of the Easter Eggers. Other then being bigger than the others (and the crowing) I can't see anything different from the others. No spurs forming that I can see.

    I read today that some Easter Egger Roo's have red splotches on their bodies and he/she does

    Pictures aren't great. They don't like to pose. The one in question is the white/grey one

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  2. carriebain

    carriebain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old?
     
  3. StacyAK

    StacyAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Forgot their age. They are right at 3 months old
     
  4. carriebain

    carriebain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Comb looks pretty red and "usually " females have a more uniform pattern. I guess roo. Here is my 11 week old Easter egger [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. StacyAK

    StacyAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah the other 3 EE's all have a uniform pattern. This one was all grey when it was a chick. I'm going to bummed if I have to get rid of him/her. I didn't want any Roo's because of the neighbors :( I guess I can always wait and see if he/she becomes loud and aggressive or not
     
  6. carriebain

    carriebain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just discovered I have a roo that I have to get rid of too, sucks. I get attached to the little buggers, he is a red laced blue wyandotte, no crowing yet.
     
  7. alibraun

    alibraun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so sorry to you both!! they nice looking too!!
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a rooster to me.
     
  9. AprilW

    AprilW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, looks like a rooster. They are often more flashy in color than hens.
     
  10. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    100% cockerel. That's a male feather pattern--he even has the classic male red shoulder feathers coming in.
     
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