EE Roo/Hens ? ? ?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by clacasse88, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. clacasse88

    clacasse88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are 10 and 13 weeks old. I hatched out the 10 week old & the 13 week olds are from Mt. Healthy hatchery. Any guesses? The tail feathers are throwing me off on some of the ones that are supposed to be hens, plus I've never had EEs before.

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    This was sent from hatchery stock & looks like a rooster -- it was supposed to be all hens : )
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    This was also from hatchery stock & looks like a rooster.
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    Didn't get a good pic. but thought the coloring might help
     
  2. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They all look rather rooish to me but the 2nd one is 100% def a roo!
     
  3. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the 1st 2 look like roos the others look like pullets round feathers where the saddle feathers are.
     
  4. tls_ranch

    tls_ranch Stares at Chickens

    My guess is that the first four pics are roos and the last 2 pics are pullet (s).
     
  5. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the first one is 13 weeks I would say it could be a pullet but if 10weeks then probably roo (how is that for indecisive?). Do you have a face on shot of it`s comb? It is pretty red.
    Second - roo
    Third - same as the first
    Fourth - pullet
    Fifth - pullet
    Sixth - pullet

    Who really knows with EE`s...just as I think I have mine figured out someone`s comb turns really red or a pullet starts making crowing noises that aren`t actually a real crow but sound weird. They are loveable gentle birds though [​IMG]
     
  6. clacasse88

    clacasse88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mrs. Feathers :

    If the first one is 13 weeks I would say it could be a pullet but if 10weeks then probably roo (how is that for indecisive?). Do you have a face on shot of it`s comb? It is pretty red.
    Second - roo
    Third - same as the first
    Fourth - pullet
    Fifth - pullet
    Sixth - pullet

    Who really knows with EE`s...just as I think I have mine figured out someone`s comb turns really red or a pullet starts making crowing noises that aren`t actually a real crow but sound weird. They are loveable gentle birds though [​IMG]

    Mrs. Feathers:

    Hmm. So the red coloring on the comb is a determining factor for the roos? I think the first one is pinkish compared to the 2nd pic. I'm actually disappointed with the 3rd as that one is from the hatchery too. I had ordered 50 "Ameraucana" pullets and only kept a few. I know there are definitely 2 of them that were roosters & crowing.

    The tail feathering is also your factor for the 3rd one?

    The others should be pullets, but what's up with that?

    Thanks for your input!​
     
  7. clacasse88

    clacasse88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Are you guessing from the tail feathers? I'm curious to your guess. Thanks for responding!
     
  8. clacasse88

    clacasse88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm hoping your guess is right! Thanks!
     
  9. clacasse88

    clacasse88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:: ( I hope they are fooling us. What were your criteria for guessing roo? Love the feedback. Thanks!
     
  10. heronz

    heronz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No doubt in my mind that the second is a rooster.
     

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