Boy or Girl? Please no Roos!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by johnniecourtney, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. johnniecourtney

    johnniecourtney In the Brooder

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    Okay, I'm really hoping that Fern isn't Frank. [​IMG] lol She's an "Americana" and has tufts, but also has this big tail, that looks to me a little roosterish.. please say she's a hen! She's about 2.5 months old, and I haven't heard any crowing. Does anyone know when Roosters usually start crowing? [​IMG]

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    Thanks,

    Courtney [​IMG]
     
  2. purelypoultry

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    it does seem early to tell.

    Roosters start to crow about this age.
     
  3. Holly O

    Holly O Songster

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    Both look like girls to me!

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  4. SpringChickens

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    Looks like a hen to me. EEs (which she is) sometimes have rooish tails, what you need to look for is curved saddle feathers rather than just a long tail. [​IMG]
     
  5. johnniecourtney

    johnniecourtney In the Brooder

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    oh yay! [​IMG] lol i've been putting off asking because I was so afraid she was a he! Oh, you guys made my day! [​IMG]

    Thanks!

    Courtney [​IMG]
     
  6. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    Pullet!
     
  7. noitulover

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    definitely a lady!

    the tail is long, but it's straight!

    a rooster would have curled under tail feathers!
     
  8. ziggy

    ziggy In the Brooder

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    Pullet.
    My EE boy was crowing at about 10 weeks and you could clearly see saddle feathers at 2 months.
     
  9. damarisgw

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    Very pretty little girl =]
     
  10. momiphouph

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    Looks like you got your answer but I thought I would give you a pic of my boy that is the same age. Thought that might help a bit more.

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