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EE 16 weeks roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Omah09, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Omah09

    Omah09 In the Brooder

    Here are Elvis (front) and Little Feather (back). A few weeks ago I was told to keep an eye on Elvis that s/he may be a roo. What does everyone think now? S/he is getting aggressive towards the other chickens and up until recently they got along beautifully.

    Also what about Little Feather? She was slow to feather and smaller than the other 3 birds. Her first wing feathers curled at the tips but all are now flat. However, her tail feathers are curled. Roo?

    Are the curling neck feathers the beginning of hackle feathers?


    Another shot of Elvis.


    And here's one of Elvis and Little Feather. It's hard to get a good shot of Little Feather's tail.


  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    They both look live hens to me but I am not positive.[​IMG]
  3. Amyable

    Amyable Songster

    Dec 16, 2008
    Greenleaf, WI
    Can you get closer, more head-on pics of those combs? Look for 3 rows of 'peas', that indicates roo.
  4. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen

    May 18, 2011
    Both pullets [​IMG]
  5. lynn1961

    lynn1961 Songster

    Feb 14, 2011
    south central Oklahoma
    The easter egger pullets we have have a single ridge on their combs, the cockrels have 3 ridges. Yor golden one looks like the ee pullets I have.
  6. Omah09

    Omah09 In the Brooder

    Here's another shot of Elvis. Looks like a single row. Can it change?


    And here's a shot of Little Feather's curly tail. Little Feather doesn't have much of a comb yet.

  7. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    both look like pullets to me so far [​IMG]

  8. Omah09

    Omah09 In the Brooder

    Quote:So far? Do I have to wait till I get eggs or crowing to be sure?
  9. Saltysteele

    Saltysteele Songster

    Apr 10, 2011
    both pullets 100%

    saddle feathers are short, fat and rounded
  10. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Quote:So far? Do I have to wait till I get eggs or crowing to be sure?

    no, guess i meant with what pics I can see....I am not seeing any sickle feathers yet, but there aren't many pics of them to see....so from THOSE pics i am saying pullets

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