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EE roo/hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Pecknscratch, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. Pecknscratch

    Pecknscratch Out Of The Brooder

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    I received these two "hens" about a month ago. At the time they were the same size as my bantams, they are just a little bit bigger now.
    In that time Peaches has grown a comb and "her" tail feathers stand up quite nicely like my little bantam roosters' do.
    The RIR cockerel I have goes after both of them, but I'm not sure if he's displaying dominance or mating.

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    It appears that Cheeks is also starting to grow a comb
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    I looked on the EE board and did find a couple of pics of hens with combs, so this gives me some hope, but I thought I'd ask the experts here.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    1st one looks like a roo.

    Can't tell the second one but I'd guess pullet... what talk about lots of EE traits of both Ameraucana & Araunca!
     
  3. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? I am going to say they are both girls, but the first could be a boy.
     
  4. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they?
     
  5. Pecknscratch

    Pecknscratch Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm sorry I don't know how old they are. They were given to a lady friend of mine and she then gave them to me.
    I hoped perhaps someone would be able to give me an approximate age for them.
    Here is the only other clear pic I could get of #2 Cheeks

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    Luckily if Peaches turns out to be a roo I know of someone who is quite happy to trade him for one of her hens.
    Apparently we have roo fever around here. My RIR roo was believed to be a hen. As were the two bantam roos I now have to give away. (no wonder I was only getting two eggs...half of my hens were roos!)
     
  6. Pecknscratch

    Pecknscratch Out Of The Brooder

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    let's try this again...

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  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    1st pic is a roo.

    The pic posted in the post just above this one is a hen.
     
  8. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Quote:I agree. There are definite saddle feathers showing on #1.
     
  9. Pecknscratch

    Pecknscratch Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone for your kind responses.
    I was afraid of that, but fortunately I have a good place to swap him with. Maybe I'll get two for him... javascript:insert_text('[​IMG]',%20'');
     

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