Caught my female trying to crow?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by moms Tree, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. moms Tree

    moms Tree Out Of The Brooder

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    I always thought this was a female Easter Egger with a really rooster-like tail... 12 weeks old, now... thought it had one comb row, but after taking pictures, and blowing them up... I think I see a rooster's comb. And, I caught it trying to crow... Roo?
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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, that looks like a rooster. I think this because of the red patches developing on the wings.
     
  3. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    What do you mean roosters comb? Do male and female Easter eggers have different combs????
    Never heard that before, about any breed actually.
     
  4. Coop Deville

    Coop Deville Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes indeed. You have a rooster.
     
  5. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    In EE's, or particular pea comb birds, not always but most often the males will have 3 clearly developed pea rows while the females have one main pea row down the middle and a much smaller pea row on each side such that it mostly looks like a single pea row down the middle. I have heard some females have 3 pea rows, but that is unusual.

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  6. moms Tree

    moms Tree Out Of The Brooder

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    Easter Eggers have "Pea Combs"... 3 rows for males, one row for females, as I understand it...
     
  7. That is a rooster, he is getting sickle feathers:
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    Sorry it's small click on it to get a closer up.
    Which are the green black tail feathers. I didn't see any but he will probably get saddle feathers too. Those are the feathers next to the tail.
     
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  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Rooster.
     
  9. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    Interesting. Thanks!
     
  10. Bens-Hens

    Bens-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    With the red I am sure as the others have said that is a rooster.

    However, I have two pullets that seem a little gender confused. One Australorp mounts a less dominant pullet, and the other has had an attempt at crowing! Not a very good job of it but tried all the same. When we had a rooster, he liked to sing his own egg song too!

    Pullet attempts to crow
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    Cockerel attempts egg song
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    Gold star for trying lol
     

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