EE rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by erinszoo, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. erinszoo

    erinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I've posted pics of what I was told was an EE rooster here before a couple of different times at different ages. Everyone agreed it was an EE roo. So, my question is Do they ever crow or get spurs? My bird is now almost five month old and nary a crow or spur one. It's a beautiful bird ... looks like a mutt of all breeds almost with green hues and spotted chest. I'd post some pics from today but it's rained all day and it's so dreary out I can't get any. Any ideas? All the other roos I've had have started crowing around three months and definitely have spurs before now.
     
  2. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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    Mine was about 1 year old when he started getting spurs, but started crowing at about 5-6 months.
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    varies by rooster
     
  4. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard that true ameraucana roos tend to be on the quite side, and the breed as a whole tend to be very late to mature, so it would be logical for EEs to inherit some of these traits. I had an EE roo named Sabre who was around 10 months old, and I never heard a crow from him. He was rehomed cause I don't want roos, and I was drowning in them...and he was most definately a roo. Had I had fewer at the time, I probably would have kept him...granted he kept pretty quite...I would have LOVED some babies from Waffle, my gold laced EE. I lost her to a predator a while back. This is Sabre. The handsome, quite roo. Note his lack of spurs as well.

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  5. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is he with other roos? He might be the less dominate roo, so he won't crow very often.
     
  6. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No need to fret over your little guy, some roos are just late bloomers. Especially if they are less dominant. I have noticed that the late crowers tend to be more mellow and courteous of the hens, so you just might end up with the perfect rooster!

    Good luck :)
     
  7. erinszoo

    erinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, no other roos at all. We didn't really want any roos because we didn't want the noise and we aren't trying to breed, just get eggs.
     
  8. erinszoo

    erinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is very mellow ... which for us is a great thing. We didn't want a rooster crowing at all hours of the morning and making the neighbors complain so the longer he puts it off the better. And he is very good with all the girls (he has 18 of them). We're just trying to make sure he is a rooster so that we know our eggs might be fertile at some point. We sell them and we've found it's better to tell people we have a rooster instead of letting them be surprised by blood spots in their eggs (since we don't candle). We may have to incubate some eggs this year then and see what we get!
     
  9. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blood spots don't have anything to do with the being fertile. A blood or meat spot happens when a small piece of repro tract or a little blood from a burst blood vessel gets "inside" the egg before the shell forms. The white spot on the side of the egg ( not the 2 rope like things) will look like a bullseye instead of just a white dot.

    I am on my phone so I can't post a pic, but there is a picture of 2 yolks in My uploads album.
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2012
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Your egg buyers wil never be able to tell the difference between fertilized and unfertilized eggs, except perhaps in their mind.
     

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