EE gender help part 2

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by WestNashChick, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. WestNashChick

    WestNashChick Out Of The Brooder

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    I posted about my EE a few weeks ago. The hatchery assured me it was highly unlikely I received a rooster, but it sure looks like a roo to me. What do y'all think? Thanks! Pics were today, it's 12 weeks old. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2014
  2. AtlantisPeeps

    AtlantisPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a rooster!

    Here's why-
    1. First thing I see is those tail feathers. Glossy green sheen, long and pointy. Tell "tail" sign of a roo.
    2. Hackle feathers. A sure sign of a roo. It's those long very narrow feathers at the base of the tail. Hens don't have em [​IMG]
    3. That dark red patch on the wings. An indicator of a rooster. Brown roosters usually have a dark red patch on their wings.
    4. Lastly, the comb. That's a nice big boy comb right there.

    Wish you luck. Looks like you are going to have a big boy there!
     
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  3. StephensonC

    StephensonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a rooster.
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Agreed -- all those counts leapt out from your pictures, OP.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's one of the most rooster-colored birds I've seen in a while!
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X5 on rooster. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, that is definitely a rooster.
     
  8. WestNashChick

    WestNashChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone! I would love to keep him, but I live in a neighborhood :(
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    That's a rooster.

    I hope you can find him a good home!
     

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