A Whole Bunch of Roosters?? (new pix added)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Eagleman, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. Eagleman

    Eagleman In the Brooder

    Jun 12, 2008
    New Mexico

    One of our Easter Eggers just started crowing but otherwise looks and acts the same as the others besides a slightly pinker comb. I am pretty confident 2 of the 5 are girls but am getting paranoid about two others.
    What do you think, do I have a bunch of roosters? They are 8 weeks old now but in these pictures they were about 7 weeks old.

    here is the one who crows:

    This one I am a bit worried about:

    Here are four of them including the roo on the far right. The one to his left (#3 from the right is the same one from above:

    We can only keep one rooster...
    Let me know if you want to see better pictures.

    Here are a couple bigger images:

    Two shots of tail feathers...I am pretty sure black one on left is a girl but worried about the orange/blue one in the middle there

    Here is the black one up close (my prettiest I think!)

    Group shot. The red and white one in front is the one crowing already
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2008
  2. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    Closer better pics would be great
  3. soonerdog

    soonerdog Songster

    I think you have three pullets and one cockerel. The cockerel being the red and white one. Good looking EE's BTW! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2008
  4. chickenfever

    chickenfever Songster

    Jul 22, 2008
    Did you get your EE's from a hatchery? They have very pretty coloring.
  5. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Songster

    Dec 3, 2007
    Quote:I agree. Very pretty! [​IMG]
  6. Eagleman

    Eagleman In the Brooder

    Jun 12, 2008
    New Mexico
    I will try to put up some bigger pictures....
    We actually got them at a local feed store (sold as Araucana's of course).
  7. CountryMom

    CountryMom Songster

    Jun 21, 2008
    South Texas
    We have a black/reddish gold hen just like that - yes hen. Looks to me like all of them are hens as they look just like mine except for the pretty coloring of the others. Our EE rooster is much bigger and way more striking in coloration. He has long hackle feathers and long saddle feathers already at 5 months old. His comb is much bigger. My girlfriend has one very similar to this one they call Lucifer. Thank God mine is really sweet.

    Here is a pic of him.... my daughter named him Mike Rowe!

    edited to add that he had hurt his leg a month ago and while he was down a hen took care of his lovely tail. It is starting to come back. I had to isolate him for a bit after that.
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2008

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