Could my EE have turned in to a boy?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chamelle, May 28, 2008.

  1. Chamelle

    Chamelle Songster

    Mar 30, 2008
    Springfield, OR
    Seriously, all of a sudden I turned around and DeeDee looks like a roo! I have never had any question about her sex until yesterday when it seems like her comb doubled in size and its just soo............ RED!

    She/he is 9 weeks old. Lots of my other 9 week old pullets are starting to get larger combs and are getting a little redder as well.

    I'm wondering what you all think, is this normal development for her age, or is she a he? I have RIR and a BO roos, and they have been obvious since around 4 and 5 weeks.

    The other thing I noticed today is a couple of feathers in her tail turning a pretty iridescent black/green. I don't know if that's significant, but I thought I remembered someone else talking about iridescent feathers so I thought I should mention it. I don't really see it in the photos.

    I did look at her back and no sign of saddle feathers.

    In the first pic her color is a little overly saturated, the second photo shows a better idea of her true color.



    Isn't she lovely? err... he?


    pullet pullet [​IMG] pullet pullet
  2. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Looks like a cockerel...
  3. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Lol!! Lol!! If 'she's' a roo, 'she's' always been a roo, you know??? Didn't just "turn into one" yesterday!!! That cracks me up-- so funny!!! But, hey-- I get goofy at 4am.
    Last edited: May 28, 2008
  4. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    I am thinking Roo. Sorry [​IMG]
    But he will be beautiful
  5. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

    Feb 8, 2007
    with a comb that red its a roo for sure.
  6. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    This is mine at 2 years, his comb still not very big. They take a little longer.

  7. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    WOW that is one RED comb! lol I hope she is a she but I have my doubts. Could be..I hear that EE pullets will get redder combs earlier then other breeds [​IMG] Maybe she is a she! Keep fingers crossed! [​IMG]
  8. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Quote:That is one GORGEOUS rooster!
  9. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    Thank you we love him to pieces. Son named him Roosa
  10. mbleily

    mbleily Songster

    Feb 20, 2008
    I knew my EE rooster was a roo but his comb didn't turn red until after all the other breed roos that I have had turned red. The Silverlaced Wyandotte turned at three weeks. I call him Rudolph.

    This is my EE roo called Flame.


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