EE - Alpha females or actually ROOS?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Bees-n-Chickens-KY, May 28, 2011.

  1. Bees-n-Chickens-KY

    Bees-n-Chickens-KY Out Of The Brooder

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    Assistance pleeeeaaase! I posted pictures of my 2 dark EE's pullets (?) about 4 weeks and the general consensus was FEMALE. But these 2 are either vying for alpha female or maybe (hopefully not) roos? The all black one "talked" (I'm not calling it a crow though) today while foraging in the backyard. They are both about 3-1/2 months old. Oh and they are both definitely VERY curious about things in general.

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  2. Alabama ee

    Alabama ee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    by their combs..they look like pullets
     
  3. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote pullets!
     
  4. SIMPleChick

    SIMPleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both girls! My EE is top hen and will talk when she wants things, to be let out, or put down when we are holding her...she is soo funny but every flock needs a top hen and some times other chickens will stand up to that to keep their place in the pecking order. They will run at each other with their neck feathers fluffed up and jump at each other, they are just playing and keeping that order....No probs
     
  5. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Look like pullets. My EE acts like she's a little roo wannabe too.
     
  6. Bees-n-Chickens-KY

    Bees-n-Chickens-KY Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thank you - thank you - thank you! I was nervous because these two are quite the characters and make me laugh out LOUD sometimes.
     
  7. Bees-n-Chickens-KY

    Bees-n-Chickens-KY Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Super! I appreciate the feedback! That's EXACTLY how these 2 act together - HA! Thank you for the confirmation!
     

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