Beginning to think Sunshine, my rescue EE, is a roo :(

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by technodoll, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunshine was brought back inside 3 days ago and is being treated for pneumonia...

    First lice, then an eye infection, then worms, and now this [​IMG]

    I thought it would all be worth it to possibly get blue eggs in the spring but now that Sunshine's feathers are coming in, I'm starting to doubt she's a girl... I guesstimate the age to be around 20 weeks, might be more and might be less - I just don't have a clue.

    Comb is tiny and pale, no wattles (unless they're hidden in the beard) - sorry for the crappy pics, the flash washes everything out.

    Since being in the house this bird is shedding feathers like crazy and everything sticks out like a bad haircut! [​IMG]

    So... boy or girl? Possible age?

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    I also took a little video today, I can post if that would help...

    Thank you!
     
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I'd say cockerel too.

    And, most easter eggers with muffs and beards don't have wattles, and if they do, they are very tiny.
     
  3. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ...anyone else?

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  4. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    Kinda looking that way
     
  5. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess I'll find out if and when he starts to crow...

    Right now a bunch of feathers and fluff are falling out, new stuff is growing in so it's a bit hard to tell.

    I should have called him Raggedy Andy (or Raggedy Anne, if I would only be so lucky - not holding my breath though).
     
  6. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

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    sorry [​IMG] ba ba ba ba ba ba ba BOY
     
  7. quenston

    quenston Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I am gonna go against the majority and say Pullet, I really dont see any pointy saddle feathers or hackle feathers in the pictures but I could be wrong I am no expert by no means.
     
  8. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does this video help?

    You see Sunshine about 30 seconds into the video.

    Feathers are a saggy mess, it's post-worming and SO much dandruff and feathers and fluff are flying everywhere, it's horrendous.

     
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  9. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    I am going to say pullet. That EE looks like a good 3-4 months to me. If the EE is a roo will you be able to keep him?
     
  10. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they have a forever home with me whether they are boys or girls, I'll just have to find a way to make it work.

    They've been through so much the past 5 weeks I could never bear to place them elsewhere.

    I sense their love and gratitude every day, I really do - they may be ugly but they're my babies now and they're beautiful to me [​IMG]
     

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