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EE roo?...Update!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lilbirdee, May 12, 2009.

  1. lilbirdee

    lilbirdee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got this chick from the feed store. Sold as an Americana. The one thing I have learned here is that it is an EE.
    It's about 5 weeks old.
    Been suspecting it's a cockerel. Very aggressive and it's stance is different. It's got pretty long legs. And isn't there something about pointy tail feathers?
    Please give me your opinions and the reasons why you think hen or roo. I am truly trying to learn here.
    And while I'm asking questions...tell me about leg colors. This one has blue legs and the other EE that I have has green legs.
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  2. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    Rooster
     
  3. montcapu

    montcapu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am guessing rooster, but it is a little early to tell... but Ijust love his eyes
     
  4. Sock Puppet

    Sock Puppet Grumpy Hen

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    Hey I have that exact same bird... almost [​IMG]
    I also think mine is a rooster, Ive posted but didnt get any comments.

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  5. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    Most EE hens are redish orange. The roosters are usually white with black patterns.
     
  6. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh don't tell me that!!!! Don't tell me that Rosie is really Richie! I have two 'white' EE's and at least two Redish EE's. 6 EE's total. They are supposed to be pullets. **update** I have 4 white & 2 reddish. [​IMG]
    You mean this is more than likely a rooster?
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  7. Sock Puppet

    Sock Puppet Grumpy Hen

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    I know I got mine out of the pullet bin and its the sweetest little chicken. Loves to be held.

    But constantly spars with my SLW.


    So lilbirdee, I dont know what to tell you.
     
  8. lilbirdee

    lilbirdee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fortunately my other EE is reddish & blueish.
    And I figured that out of 20 chicks at least one would be a roo. So I decided that one (but only 1) rooster would be a good thing to have with my free range flock. I have a buff orp that is questionable too and so if I end up with more than one rooster, I'll keep the one that I like best.
    It'll be interesting to see out of the 20, which ones actually are the hens.
    Thanks for playing the guessing game with me!

    Here's my other EE. I just love her coloring. She's a sweetie. Her name is Pansy
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  9. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I, for one, hope that you are right. We have 6 EE's and 4 of them are white. I would be happy with one rooster, but 4 out of 6? That is NOT a good ratio!
     
  10. Chicky Tocks

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    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    I sure hope that's a pullet cause that is one gorgeous chicken!
     

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