Do I have a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bleonard7, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. bleonard7

    bleonard7 New Egg

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    First off I am new to all of this. I recently got into raising chickens. I have what I believe to be 4 females. 1 though is in question. I have 1 Ameraucana that started crowing in the morning 2 weeks ago. Not every morning either, just every now and then. They are only 10wks old now and from what I was told they don't start crowing until 4-5 months of age. I have had a few people tell me to check for a bump on their chest, which she\\he does have, then it's a female. I also read to check for pointy feathers on the back before the tail feathers. This chickens feathers are rounded which I was told means female also. I haven't heard the crowing for a few days until today so it's got me worried again. This chicken is also my shyest one. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    It's the white one. I can take better pictures if needed.
     
  2. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cockerels can start crowing at weeks of age... two sometimes. You do have an EE cockerel. Hatcheries call Easter Eggers - Ameraucanas. I am 100% sure it is a rooster.
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  3. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    It's hard to get good pictures because the little buggers never are still but a good head shot would help. The feathers by the tail aren't always pointed, but they do sort of curve down on either side. Neck feathers are more narrow and pointy than on hens. A head shot would help most, to see if the comb and wattles are big. Another indication is if the legs are bigger than the others' legs.
     
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  4. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say you have a very hansom EE rooster.
     
  5. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EE's can be sexed on color most of the time. I am guessing that the comb has three ridges and is pretty red. FYI
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, that is an EE rooster.
     
  7. bleonard7

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    The comb is bright red and you can't tell it in these pictures but this one stands so much taller than the other 3 chickens I have.
     
  8. HighNDryFarm

    HighNDryFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All my prettiest EE chickens were boys. Just by the color I'd say you have a beautiful EE Roo.
     
  9. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations! He's a boy! And he's going to be a gorgeous hunk of EE love too. Look at how much color he has at just 10 weeks. Amazing!
     
  10. teeville5

    teeville5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ooh, he's a keeper! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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