Easter Egger Roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cyndiandthan, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. cyndiandthan

    cyndiandthan Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all!

    3 mths ago I joined the Backyard chicken movement and my family and I are loving watching our chickens grow. We started with 3 EE pullets, a RIR and a Lavender Orphington. We lost the Lavender 2 weeks in. And now I am pretty sure 2 of our 3 EE are Roos! I am heading to get some new chicks tomorrow to replace the 2 we have lost and possibly trade off these Roos.

    Before I look silly at the feed store am I crazy or are these in fact Roos? The guy on the phone was shocked that we got 2/3 Roos from what were suppose to have been pullets? My other EE pullet (white) has a very small light comb at same age? His response is making me second guess myself. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE HELP ;)

    Very think legs
    Very Red combs
    Agressive temperment (Flapping wings and kicking)
    Irridescent tail feathers (only in tails)
    Uneven tail feathers slight curve
    Looks like they are getting pointed hackle feathers as well
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    [​IMG]Pebbles
    [​IMG]the White pullet in corner is same age.
     
  2. cyndiandthan

    cyndiandthan Out Of The Brooder

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    Thick Legs not Think ;)
     
  3. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I think you are right!
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    A full body shot of each of them, with better lighting will really help to confirm. That last shot is too dark to tell if there is any 'rooster' red.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  6. cyndiandthan

    cyndiandthan Out Of The Brooder

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    The Black one I am pretty Certain is a Roo. Its pebbles the red one that has me lost. This evening when I was looking at her/him I noticed that since I took the last pictures 2 wks ago. The tail feathers have really started to arc over?? Is it possible for a Hen to have Arcing tail feathers?
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    Sorry I know this pic is pretty awful I took it in a rush between rushing kids off to activities this evening The tail feathers are really curving over?
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  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    That 14 to 16 week old juvenile molt can do some strange thing to pullet tails, they are still a bit too young for their 'rooster' feathers. The fact that these two have very well developed, red combs and they both have that dark red on their shoulder/wings is what shows that they are male.
     
  8. cyndiandthan

    cyndiandthan Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I knew I wasn't crazy ;) They are looking and acting more like Roos everyday. I wish someone had interest in adopting them b/c I honestly feel like the black one would make a great flock protector…he already does. Glad The feed store they came from is willing to let them range at their farm ;) I feel much better prepared to select and double check chicks this time around to increase my odds of only true pullets.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    They are really nice looking roos - maybe if you could put up pictures of them at the feed store, someone might want them for their flock.
     

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