EEs, Do I have all roos?? PIC heavy

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Bluebyrd, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. Bluebyrd

    Bluebyrd In the Brooder

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    Here are my 5 week old EEs... Since the one I caught the one I thought for sure was a hen crowing this morning, I think theres a chance they could all be roos! Give me hope, please!

    #1 - 99% sure its a roo, caught her crowing this am, but its hard to tell the black and white ones apart. so it could be mistaken identity, but its probably denial...

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    #2 - biggest redest comb
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    Here are my girls??? Hopefully

    #3 - Nope, she is a boy - he started crowing this morning [​IMG]
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    Now these two are my last hopes for girls!!!

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  2. SpringChickens

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    It's a little early to tell for sure, but I think you are right on. Top 2 are boys, rest are girls.
     
  3. fshinggrl

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    Top 2 roos, 3 is questionable for me.. rest pullets. Good luck!
     
  4. Uppity Peon

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    At this age the boys don't have jarge combs and wattles but they tend to be a little redder. I would also like to see their backs and whether they have any curvy hackles coming out toward the rump and sturdy sickle feathers starting to come into the tail.

    Here is a mutt roo about 10-12 weeks old where you can see the hackles and sickles starting to develop.

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  5. ziggy

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    2,3, and maybe 4 are roos. Does 4 have three rows on the comb? If so, probably a boy.
     
  6. SangaChicken

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    I think 1, 2 and 3 are Roos. The rest pullets. And EE's will never have wattles I do not believe, so that won't help for identification.
     
  7. Sorry, I think they're all roo's.
     
  8. Bluebyrd

    Bluebyrd In the Brooder

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    For all those who suspected #3 of being a boy, you were right !! he was crowing this morning.

    #4 does seem to have 3 lines on her comb although its hard to tell if its lines or just wide.


    Man 3 roos out of 5 !! so far and I afraid there may be more!!!!

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  9. eggsited chickens

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    The top one looks like mine, and he's a roo. I wonder though what they look like when they get bigger.
     
  10. Mahonri

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