Dominique/Easter Egger mix. Is she a Roo?

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  1. Chickatist

    Chickatist Out Of The Brooder

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    This baby was hatched out about 6 weeks ago and we are starting to worry that she is a Rooster. She looks like a girl and acts like a girl (dominant pecking behaviour ) but her vocalizations seem male. What do you think?
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    Here she is with a Welsummer that we are almost positive is a Roo.
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  2. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    What did the EE look like and was the Dom the hen or the rooster?

    The comb looks like a cockerel to me.
     
  3. Chickatist

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    Here is a pic of the mom (Dominique on left) and the dad EE on right.

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  4. rebrascora

    rebrascora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Then your barred chick is a roo because the barred hen(Dominique in this case) can only pass the barring gene to her male offspring.... your chick is technically a black sex link roo.
     
  5. Chickatist

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    Ruh Ro! Oh noo. Thanks so much for telling me. I don't have enough hens to support another rooster so I'll have to find him a home or something...
     
  6. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    You beat me to it Rebrascora :)

    Nice thing is that with that pair, you can always tell the boys pretty early by their coloring, (barring)
     
  7. Chickatist

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    I agree...and that is a good thing to know!
     
  8. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two EE/Dom hens that look just like yours. However the it was a Dom Rooster and EE mom.
     
  9. rebrascora

    rebrascora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the male parent is barred then all the offspring will be barred, so it doesn't work the other way around..... the female must be barred and the male none barred for a sex link,
     
  10. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure why you say only the hen can pass the barring gene. I have two chicks both barred from the same comb. but the dom. was the rooster and the hen was the EE and both chicks are pullets
     

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