EE roo or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by timierinrn, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. timierinrn

    timierinrn In the Brooder

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    This is my first time owning chickens and I was told that they were all pullets by the farmer I bought them from, but even the day I got them the bird in question just looked like a roo to me! He assured me she was not an alarm clock, but she has thick legs with what look like possible spur buds, a little thicker comb than my other EE, more orange and beetle shiny green on the feathers and the tail looks questionable to me. Just curious what everyone else thinks. I have not heard any crowing and she doesn't seem to be the most dominant chicken of the group. They are between 5-6months old I think, but I am not really sure! Thanks for the help, if this is a roo I will sadly have to rehome it before it starts to get loud!

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Your suspicions are correct. That is a cockerel.
     
  3. NJchixs

    NJchixs Songster

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    Thats just a very quiet cockerel. Sorry.
     
  4. timierinrn

    timierinrn In the Brooder

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    Well, I guess my Wynona is now a Waylon Jennings and he needs to find a new home :(
    Thank you so much for your help!
    Do you think the other EE in the pic is a hen? She looks more delicate to me than he does.
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  5. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    The other one is a pullet. The first one is indeed a roo. Very pretty too!
     
  6. timierinrn

    timierinrn In the Brooder

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    I know he is sooo pretty! I really wish I didn't have to rehome him now!
     
  7. i feel your pain!! If only there was some way we could stop them talking [​IMG]
     
  8. timierinrn

    timierinrn In the Brooder

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    hehe I don't even mind him talking! I kind of like it, but my neighbor is a bit of a jerk and he will raise hell of I have a crowing roo in my backyard. I guess he must not hear his own dog barking at all hours of the night :/
     
  9. weeders n feeders

    weeders n feeders Chirping

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    This is what he might look like when full grown, except your will have a smaller comb.


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  10. Vickilynn45

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    So sorry he's a rooster, but dang he is beautiful!! Stupid neighbors. :(
     

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