Easter Eggers -- who crowed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DanceswLabs, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. DanceswLabs

    DanceswLabs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday evening, I heard a sound that made my blood chill. Only those who have been terrorized by a rooster would understand, but I'll bet a few of you here know that feeling. Anyway, I have 6 Easter Egger Pullets who are about 12-14 weeks old. For a week or so, I have been suspicious of a couple of them being roos. Last year was the Year of Stewy at our home. Stewy was a leghorn roo who was dispatched after months of terrorizing us. I tried to work on his behavior, but there was no overcoming that genetic urge to stalk and flog anything that moves. Last night, I heard what sounded like a first crow: you know, a cross between a bullfrog and a crow choking on something? I suspect one of my pullets (and maybe more) is a roo. Here are some pictures that I took of them this morning Can you chicken gender experts tell me if you see a flogging in my future from these girls (guys)?

    Pic of suspect #1 -- Sandy

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    Pic of suspect #2 -- Kate

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    EE#3

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  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    1, 2 and 4 are certainly pullets. The tail on #3 is throwing me off, do you have a side view? The comb looks like a pullet though.
     
  3. lovinlife

    lovinlife Chillin' With My Peeps

    They all look like pullets to me.

    However, if these are your only birds, #3 could be the culprit.
     
  4. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Most likely the one with the biggest and most reddish comb. It's hard to judge by those pics. I'd say either 3 or 4.
     
  5. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    They all look like pullets to me.

    You said you have six ee's, where are the other two?
     
  6. bckyrdchknluvr

    bckyrdchknluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say #3.
     
  7. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pips&peeps :

    They all look like pullets to me.

    You said you have six ee's, where are the other two?

    we need to see the other two... these four are all girls!​
     
  8. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say those are all girls. Though #3 looks a tad suspicious.
     
  9. DanceswLabs

    DanceswLabs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a relief to hear that they are pullets (with some suspiscion for #3). I will get pics of the other two and post them.

    My husband andI think that the "crowing" I heard may have been crows! They have been hanging around, and they make all kinds of sounds. I will get pics of the other two this evening.
     
  10. wingsofglory

    wingsofglory Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My EE roos never threatened me. They kept their distance and concentrated on their girls.

    Had a wonderful little chick Blue Andalusian (white egg layer Meditteranean class like your Leghorn) that grew up into a terror. I named him Napoleon for his attitude, and it was prophetic. He met his Waterloo, my BF put him in freezer camp when I wasn't there one day.

    Your EEs are very pretty. Where did you get them? If its a hatchery, I might check it out as I'm going to order some EE here pretty soon. Just can't decide on which hatchery.
     

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