Could this be a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SCallahan, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. SCallahan

    SCallahan In the Brooder

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    I got 2 feed store EEs some weeks back, and from the outset I noticed a difference in feather production, and one with a more aggressive attitude, so I assumed he was a rooster, and indeed he is. Now after reading way too many posts on this site, I'm curious if the other could be one as well.

    I had read about someone getting rid of a roo, only to find that his 'sister' was actually a brother.

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    In the foreground, 'Penguin' is the bird in question.

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    somewhat of a close-up.

    I think (hope) it's a girl, but there is that seed of doubt, so if anyone has any guesses then I'm eager to hear one way or the other.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    how old? if less than 5 months I am saying definite boy
     
  3. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    I can tell my the coloring - both these EEs are boys.
     
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Absotively Posolutely.

    Both are cockerels.
     
  5. Farm Frenzy

    Farm Frenzy Songster

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    Boys:th
     
  6. frogs n chickens

    frogs n chickens Chirping

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    Looks like Otis, my EE roo. He is currently practicing his crow at 15 weeks of age.[​IMG]
     
  7. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Songster

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    Looks like boys to me!!

    PS My name was S Callahan until I got married... [​IMG]
     
  8. SCallahan

    SCallahan In the Brooder

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    Thanks everybody! He's been holding out on crowing and his brother is the boss, so I wasn't too sure. I appreciate the help!
     
  9. CKMom

    CKMom Songster

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    They are both beautiful birds.
    Arizona Desertchicks, how can you tell an EE by coloring?
    I have 5 they all have different coloring, and they are 4 weeks old. They are supposed to be pullets, but I am not counting my eggs just yet..
     
  10. Andora

    Andora Songster

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    The EE's I have had in the past from the hatchery have more solid coloring if they are roosters. But this one doesn't look like a hatchery EE at all, and he's really speckled and no solid...so.... [​IMG]
     

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