EE roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JodiLynn, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. JodiLynn

    JodiLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is our roo? Ronan. He has some dark red coming through on his wings does this signify a rooster in the EE breed? I also have anouther one with no red but a very pronounced pea comb (I think that is the type of comb)


    So is our Ronan a rooster?
     
  2. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    It's difficult to tell, but that one looks more like a pullet to me at this stage. EE's can be tough though. That coloring and the size of the comb looks very much pullet-like.
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    how old, but i think pullet as well
     
  4. wildcat chix

    wildcat chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say pullet as well. Keep an eye on the red, some hens do have red on the wings. If there was more red on the breast, I would be more convinced it is a pullet.
    From this angle it's difficult to tell if there are saddle feathers coming in.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I have one that started out similar to that and mentally classified it as a roo, for that very reason of the red coming in. A month later, I realized the red was evenly distributed and I have a very pretty, striking pullet.

    Everything else says pullet, post a pic of your other bird and we'll take a look. Maybe post this bird in 3-4 weeks again and let us see how it's turned out.
     
  6. JodiLynn

    JodiLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She would be around 6 weeks old by now. I ordered 4 EE hens and 1 roo and I always thought since Ronan was always bigger he was the boy but then I thought maybe I had 2 roos because as you can see in the pic below this little EE has a very pronounced comb, roo on him? I am so excited that I might get to keep them both now! Just didnt want 2 roos! Thanks Everyone!


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    Roo for this EE (doesnt have a name yet)
     
  7. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Rooster red is the color of dried blood. I don't think that's what we're seeing here. To me, it looks splashes of brown-red scattered around on the wing (and I'd suspect on the body as well).

    So you can see what I mean, this little guy has rooster red splotches:
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    Now, the other one... that's a very red comb for 6 weeks of age. If you have a side photo, I'd guess that he has a patch of white on the wing.
     
  8. JodiLynn

    JodiLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes he has lots of white on his wings! And yes Ronan (now maybe rita..lol) has red-brown and it does seem to be coming in on her chest as well! Yayyy !
     
  9. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    x2 i don't see the cockerel red that one looks for on an ee cockerel but more of a "messy" red tone of a pullet that should even out with age
     
  10. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, that's your boy --->
     

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