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Easter Egger - Pullet or Roo?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AndreaGS, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. AndreaGS

    AndreaGS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We picked up a couple of chicks at the end of July, both supposedly pullets, but since sexing is only 90% accurate...

    I have the sinking feeling 'she' is actually a roo. About six weeks old, named Leiliana. Leiliana has grown very very fast, to the point where we had been thinking there was something wrong with our australorp of the same age. We've been admiring 'her' coloring and personality, but we live in suburbia, and it's illegal to keep roosters in residential zoning here.

    So we'd either have to eat Leiliana or we'd have to give 'her' away. [​IMG]

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  2. sunshine23

    sunshine23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The pictures are not showing for me
     
  3. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your pics are showing up as broken links...at least to me. Can you save them to your puter and then click on the byc uploads tab (blue bar) then post them to the thread from there?
     
  4. Cat Water

    Cat Water That Person

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    Quote:Yeah, I got nothing.
     
  5. AndreaGS

    AndreaGS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, fixed it! [​IMG]
     
  6. chickensgalore

    chickensgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it sure stands likea rooster.but pretty soon to tell yet.my EE roo looked real pullet for awhile then grew saddle feathers.my guess would be roo from the stance
     
  7. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty sure it's a roo. The legs seem pretty thick and the comb is much redder then usual for that age + all of my light EE's have turned out to be roos. Sorry, wish I could be more encouraging. You may be able to find him a flock of his own via CL though. It's usually hard to find roos a good home that doesn't involve a crockpot, but folks seem to like the lighter colored EE's so he may have a chance.
     
  8. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 5 weeks my Shania (also an EE) was bigger than her sisters and had a fairly developed comb. I was worried. Now she's 9 weeks and I'm pritty confident she is a she. Her comb stopped growing and while she is still the tallest of the girls she is also exibiting absolutly no rooishness. EEs are seriously hard to tell.

    Shania at 5 weeks *Edit: Gaah... Forgot how bad this pic was at showing her comb... But it's the only one I have left of her at that age. She had some good height, even if it doesn't look like much on here and her sisters basically had a small shinyish patch where the comb would be.
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    Shania last week (8 weeks)
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  9. 8WarEagleChicks

    8WarEagleChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    He/She looks rooish to me...but I am no expert. I hatched a few EE's in Jan. and I was convinced the two of them were pullets ..until one morning I heard a strange "awwwrrooo" [​IMG] from the garage (they were living in a refrig. box in the garage while we worked on the coop.) They were about 2-3 months old. So one, who I thought was a pullet, turned out to be a roo and one, who fought like a roo, turned out to be a pullet:confused:.
    EE's are very hard to tell. You almost have to wait for a crow or an egg.
    Good luck. The green eggs are woth the wait!
     
  10. smarsh2

    smarsh2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, roo
     

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