Easter Egger. Hens or roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Knigge, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. Both Hens

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Both Roos

    1 vote(s)
    100.0%
  3. White Hen, Blue Roo

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. White Roo, Blue Hen

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Knigge

    Knigge Chillin' With My Peeps

    112
    13
    58
    Jan 8, 2016
    I got these chicks back in October so they are about 3.5 months old or so about 16 weeks old. From the combs I was thinking they were hens but they are getting these 2 big feathers on their tails so I am wondering if they are getting their tail feathers or if those are rooster feathers?

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. tj74roberts

    tj74roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

    394
    14
    98
    Mar 4, 2014
    Ceres, Caifornia
    Those look to be cockerels. The red coloring on the wings is a indicator of that as well as the feathering and the red combs
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

    21,533
    5,010
    421
    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    That particular shade of dark red on the wings/shoulders is specific to males. You have two cockerels.
     
  4. Knigge

    Knigge Chillin' With My Peeps

    112
    13
    58
    Jan 8, 2016
    Well darn it! Thats kind of what inwas thinking. Guess were pry gonna eat the blue one and keep the other and get some pullets this spring.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    84,724
    14,567
    816
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    two cockerels
     
  6. Knigge

    Knigge Chillin' With My Peeps

    112
    13
    58
    Jan 8, 2016
    Well you all aren't helping me out here lol. Guess I'll be getting some pullets come spring. Another excuse to get more chickens lol
     
  7. tj74roberts

    tj74roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

    394
    14
    98
    Mar 4, 2014
    Ceres, Caifornia
    You can eat him if you want to but there won't be much quality meat on him since he wasn't bred for that, and the processing might be more trouble than it's worth. Maybe re-home him?
     
  8. Knigge

    Knigge Chillin' With My Peeps

    112
    13
    58
    Jan 8, 2016
    Yeah im planning on selling him if I can I don't like processing them.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by