Easter Egg hen /roo = NO CLUE

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hondo58, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. hondo58

    hondo58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got this one as a chick in May from our local feed store. Help!


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  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Easter egger cockerel. Beautiful boy!
     
  3. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is a beautiful EE boy! Has he crowed for you yet?
     
  4. hondo58

    hondo58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Why yes he has which is what got us thinking.....THANKS!

    Next question....we have 2 Cinnamon Queens and this guy....what are our options? Is there a downside to having a roo?
     
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  5. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster!
     
  7. hondo58

    hondo58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We should have known when he chased a squirrel back into the woods.....
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Most definitely a roo!
     
  9. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love having a rooster! Only downsides are that they are noisy and can annoy neighbors (we live in the city where roos actually aren't allowed, but the law is worded in a weird way--unless someone complains, we can have him--and our neighbors say they like hearing him. He's not as loud and annoying as all the dogs everyone has here!) And another downside is that 2 hens aren't really enough for 1 roo. I think I read on here that the ideal ratio is 6-10 hens per roo? Your hens will be overmated and you will have to make or buy them chicken saddles or live with them having featherless backs. Or you can use this as an excuse to get more hens!
     
  10. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    btw, he is one of the prettiest EE roosters I've seen, and they tend to be more beautiful that purebred roos, imo! It would really be a shame for you to have to get rid of him!
     

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