EE rooster or hen??

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by redirtchickens, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. redirtchickens

    redirtchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm very new to chicks, i bought these aracaunas from IFA they are 4 weeks old they will be 5 weeks on Monday. This one has red specks on its comb, I actually thought it was bleeding, but its not. The 2 other EE's have nothing on there comb its just the color of their beak. Let me know what you think...
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sorry but I can't see any red spots in the photos. Maybe what you are referring to is the comb developing a reddened color. This could indicate the bird is a young cockerel. The ones with the comb same color as beak - may be the pullets. The comb in males will also get larger and more pronounced than the females. [​IMG]
     
  3. redirtchickens

    redirtchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are a few more pictures, you can compare 2 that are the same age. let me know what you think.[​IMG]

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  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  5. redneck farmer

    redneck farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's ok if it turns red... Some hens have red combs it just depends on the breed! I have a chicken with a red comb but its not tall at all an she has no wattles ether but if your chicken starts to look like this one-
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    You got a rooster( that pic is of my baby roo at the same age as your chicken)
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] It does look like blood, like it got pecked or something... Keep an eye on it.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Look like scrape marks on the comb - a GUESS at gender would be pullet. Welcome to BYC.
     
  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  9. redirtchickens

    redirtchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    THANKS FOR ALL THE WARM WELL-COMINGS!
    After watching it for a few days the redness has gone down. I'm hoping for a pullet.
     
  10. LoveChickens123

    LoveChickens123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    hi and [​IMG] hope you like it
     

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