EE Roo or Hen? 26 weeks old! *PICS*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Kathryn4629, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. Kathryn4629

    Kathryn4629 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok.... I am pretty sure that this EE is a roo but there has been no crowing or anything!! Also the pictures make the comb look a lot more red, its not as red as a hen that is laying. So is it a he or she?? Please not a roo [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    This is one from a couple months ago....
     
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  2. CathyRN

    CathyRN Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh man I really think thats a roo, but he is very handsome ! Hope he makes a good flock protector for ya ![​IMG]
     
  3. CATRAY44

    CATRAY44 Lard Cookin Chicken Woman

    I think that is a roo. He is beautiful!
     
  4. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with roo
     
  5. Kathryn4629

    Kathryn4629 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well Dang it!!! Why isnt he crowing yet? Maybe he will be a "special" roo that does not make any sound [​IMG]
     
  6. Plucky Pullet

    Plucky Pullet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I am not very experienced with guessing BUT I am pretty sure that is a Roo. Those look like some beautiful saddle feathers to me :)
     
  7. Chrizjen

    Chrizjen Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree... Roo... I had three EE Roos that all crowed at different ages...
     
  8. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is definately a roo. He has really long pointed hackle ( neck feathers ) and long pointed saddle ( rump feathers. He appears to be a silver duckwing. You can see the green purple on his wings. The girls don't get that.

    Give him time to find his voice. Very pretty boy.

    Lanae
     
  9. operator16

    operator16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I hear the red comb and face, pointy hackle and saddle feathers, and that huge curved feather on the tail most likely means roo. However, I have a hen who had a huge, pointy tail feather like that and most folks here at BYC called her a roo. One day in the garden last month that tail feather fell out and all her tail feathers are now rounded and there is no evidence of a roo now... But, I'm not so sure about yours. No eggs yet? No crow? 26 weeks. Hummm. Please keep us posted.
     
  10. groaners

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    Sorry.....He is definitely a beautiful rooster!
     

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