Comparison pics, roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by richsbabycakes, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. richsbabycakes

    richsbabycakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got this EE and of course we were told he's an Americauna pullet but when I posted his pics in August the consensus was roo. The first pic is from August 17 and I don't know his age then but I guessed about 8-10 weeks. The second set of pics is from today. No crowing, no squatting, no eggs. Actually, he doesn't vocalize at all and I'm wondering if it's possible to have a mute chicken. He is low on the pecking order too and runs from everything. What do you think? Roo?


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  2. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    I had a cockerel who never crowed... He was low also. Big bird, but very timid. Never even tried to mount a hen. I knew he was a boy because of the tail, hackles, saddles... He was all over a boy, but just....
     
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  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    That is defiitely a rooster, sorry. The feathers confirm it, if it was just based on comb/wattles - I would have guessed pullet. [​IMG] Classic Rooster Feathering (ignore clouring). I'm going to say he is an EE without a beard. He has other EE traits (legs are green, comb is a pea comb). I have a pure white EE pullet [​IMG] Here she is at 22 weeks old.
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I would take him off your hands for my white girls. I'd like to have more white EEs. :p The beards seem to be dominant. Out of my crossed chicks (EE x whatever) none are lacking beards. At least as day olds anyway. They all are beardless now as they are lacking baby fuzz and growing big girl/boy feathers.
     
  5. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    roo but very pretty
     
  6. richsbabycakes

    richsbabycakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This gives me hope.
     
  7. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With those saddle, hackle, and sickle feather? No way that's a pullet [​IMG]
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    thats a cockerel all the way
     
  9. ChickenGrit

    ChickenGrit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    boy
     

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