EE: pullet or cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by haTHOR, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. haTHOR

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  2. jonsccm

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    Cockral
     
  3. JodyJo

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    I am not seeing much of a comb or wattle...the colors may say Roo...but the rest of it says pullet...how old?
     
  4. Griffinsong

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    Pullet, that is a typical female EE coloring [it is what is known as a Silver Duckwing pattern in pure breeds] with the silver feathering and salmon colored breast, and her comb is small and pale :D.
     
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  5. JodyJo

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    agreed...
     
  6. haTHOR

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    Thanks--this is a bet with an online acquaintance and they don't know exact age other than "a few months old".
     
  7. haTHOR

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    I can't see the saddle well enough on my small screen to tell if they are pointy or not is my main hangup on making a call on this one...bottom of the pecking order but we all know how a roo can "hide" or "pass" when a dominant roo is the biggest cock on the block.
     

  8. jonsccm

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    At a few months old I might have to change my guess to pullet as well. Not to sure
     
  9. Griffinsong

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    I've seen EE pullets get some pretty impressive tail feathering., all rounded ends, but still pretty curved. I don't see any pointy saddle feathers on this particular bird.
    That silver duckwing pattern is all girl, though. The one shiny tail feather is suspicious but not impossible on a hen.
     
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  10. donrae

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    It's a pullet. The salmon breast and even coloring give it away.
     
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