EE roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by buckabucka, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. buckabucka

    buckabucka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This Easter Egger is 9 weeks old. I bought sexed pullets, but I'm pretty sure this is a roo. Not only from his behavior, but I think I read somewhere on the forum that EE's with brown growing out of the shoulders are always male. I'm hoping someone can confirm this. I actually want it to be a rooster, since I already have a cross-beak pullet that struggles to eat. The roosters will be headed for freezer camp.

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    Thanks!
     
  2. illinichick

    illinichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! I have one exactly like this and he is three months old and crowing. I've never heard the theory of the brown shoulders but it must be true. I identify him by saying "the gray one with the brown saddle". lol
     
  3. viktoriacl

    viktoriacl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it's a pullet. I'm coming to Maine this week! I'll take her! Not sure on the brown from the sholder thing but loke the blue color!
     
  4. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    Sorry, but that looks like a boy. Check out the pointed hackle feathers...
     
  5. viktoriacl

    viktoriacl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really? I feel like they are not super pointy. More rounded at the ends. No?
     
  6. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely roo. You remember correctly about the red. Red leakage onto the wing bow that doesn't match the main body coloring is roo. He's going to be gorgeous when he's fully grown.

    You will want to be careful about that crossbeak, he should not be bred as crossbeak is a genetic deformity. It will worsen with each generation and is usually lethal within 3.
    I wouldn't get rid of all of your roos if you still want chicks out of one of them.
     
  7. TeriyakiChicken

    TeriyakiChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    aww what a cutie [​IMG]
     
  8. buckabucka

    buckabucka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do think it is a roo, but if you are coming to Maine and want to take your chances, you can have him! [​IMG]
     
  9. viktoriacl

    viktoriacl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would but I cant have a roo in my town. Something about him is really cute!. What a bummer! Thanks though [​IMG]
     
  10. buckabucka

    buckabucka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I definitely won't be breeding any cross-beaks, but I agree that his coloring is pretty. I already have an adult EE roo, but he appears to be shooting blanks (2 of 30 eggs I tried were fertile). I have quite a few olive-egger chicks that are roos, too, so I might keep one of them.

    Thank you, everyone, for the replies!
     

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