EE hen or roo??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cajun chicken, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. cajun chicken

    cajun chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    6 week old EE. I see saddle feathers and the comb is starting to grow. What do yall think?? Thanks [​IMG]

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  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    It's a cockerel.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    cockerel
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    It's a cockerel, but he's still a bit too young for male saddle feathers. Those don't start to develop until about 10 weeks old.
     
  5. cajun chicken

    cajun chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you see that tells you cockerel then? I'm just wondering....trying to learn
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm going to go against the flow and say pullet. A good comb shot would help determine, but I'm not seeing anything screaming cockerel at this point.

    Agree it's too young for saddle feathers. At this age it's about comb, coloring, stance.
     
  7. cajun chicken

    cajun chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gotcha. I approve of your opinion lol
     
  8. cajun chicken

    cajun chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bump.... anyone else want to confirm if it's definitely a cockerel?? Thanks
     
  9. PlanterJeff

    PlanterJeff Out Of The Brooder

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    I have zero experience in the art of sexing a bird, but I do like to tie flies for fishing, and I can tell that through this hobby I have learned a bit about hackle feathers. Hens tend to have rounded hackles, and Roosters seem to have long skinny pointy ones. Those look kind of pointy. For that reason and maybe a bit of a raised tail I say Cockerel.
     
  10. cajun chicken

    cajun chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good info.... Thanks
     

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