Can anyone tell me if this Chicken looks like a Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChelleBelle, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. ChelleBelle

    ChelleBelle Out Of The Brooder

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    This is our chicken Sugar. Can anyone tell just by looking at these pictures what sex it is? We are first time chicken owners and have no idea how to tell boys from girls. We got all our birds as babies.
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Sugar is a very sweet name for your rooster. (I should talk - I have a Tom turkey named Madge.)
     
  3. ChelleBelle

    ChelleBelle Out Of The Brooder

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    So she is definitely a He... His name will have to be changed to Sugar-Daddy.. lol Unfortunately We'll have to re-home him. Where we live we aren't supposed to have any Roosters. Only Hens allowed in our neighborhood. :(
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    that is an EE cockerel all the way
     
  5. ChixAddict

    ChixAddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed!! I bought a silver EE that the seller was positive was a pullet...and so was I !! After first molt, the feathers came back in and it was obviously a roo. I have a black Ameraucana that was the same way.
     
  6. cyndiloowho

    cyndiloowho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is beautiful!
     
  7. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    100% Easter Egger rooster. He'll be real pretty when he matures! [​IMG]
     
  8. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    100 % rooster. Let me tell you how we know for future reference. Firstly, in an Easter Egger, that red coloring on the wings is a dead give-away for male. Secondly, do you see the long, pointy feathers on his neck and hanging over his back in front of this tail? The neck feathers are called hackle feathers and the feathers on the back are called saddle feathers, and they are specific to roosters. Your boy also has a very large, red comb--way too big to be a hen. Finally, that big, green, long, upright tail just screams rooster. Hope this helps!
     
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  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Don't feel bad, I had a huge easter egger rooster that was named Betty til he died!
     

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