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Are these Roos? w/Pics

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Peaches Lee, May 15, 2011.

  1. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Out of my flock of 14 EEs, I am certain without a doubt that 4 are roos. Two have even crowed. The other two have flaming red combs and wattles. However, there is two chicks that have me stumped. Kickin' Wing has a pink comb, but no wattles. The comb is kind of dubbed a little (or smushed looking). She has a very calm demeanor but will fight or establish pecking order. Next is Feo, who has a more developed comb, but is pale yellow and has no wattles. Feo has been on the recieving end of a little bullying by the head roos. Well, anyway, what do you think? Both roos too? Sorry that the flash is kind of messing up Kickin' Wings comb color, she just wants to be in my face.

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    Here Feo is with a confirmed roo in the background:
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    Kickin' Wing
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    She really loves attention:
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  2. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Changed my title--thought the first one may have been confusing...
     
  3. smokeykk

    smokeykk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? If they are more than 4 months i say pullets.
     
  4. smokeykk

    smokeykk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww and why'd you call the first one ugly???????????????? I think she is veryyyyy cute.
     
  5. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are 8 weeks old. Well let me tell you, during the "awkward" feather stage, that chick was definitely FEO!! [​IMG]
     
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    pullet
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  7. smokeykk

    smokeykk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm could still be a pullet but if it has wattles, i would say roo
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Feo is a boy. Can't be certain on Kickin Wing, do you have a side body shot? (just from the width of the comb, I'd say boy as well)
     
  9. smokeykk

    smokeykk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I wouldn't say that Feo definitly is, the comb shows no red in the pictures
     
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:I wouldn't say that Feo definitly is, the comb shows no red in the pictures

    Red or not, I'll eat my shoe if it's not a boy. He is starting to show the reddish color smut in the wing area - only boys get that. Also his comb is wide and prominently showing the 3 rows on the pea comb, which girls do not get theirs that early.

    And EE's don't get wattles.
     

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