Gender? Please help me figure him/her out

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jjohen, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. jjohen

    jjohen Hatching

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    So I have been haunting this forum for months wondering if my "extra" chick for warmth( in my small mailing of three bantams) was a roo. These birds are all about 3.5 months old now. I am thinking of getting rid of "him" but I still can't make up my mind about "him." He is an EE and he has always been a bit bigger than the other EE I got, as well as more bold/curious. Also his comb is slightly bigger and a touch pinker (and has been for months) he has some iridescence in his neck feathers, but I am not sure if that is a sign or not. Also, I have heard so many stories of people’s sexed chicks turning into boys… so please tell me if any of the others look roo’ish. Thanks for your knowledge!
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  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    yep, I think you have yourself a rooster. And a very nice one at that [​IMG]

    woops, judging from everyone else's responses I think I was wrong [​IMG] oh well... live and learn i guess...
     
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  3. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    It can be hard to tell with EEs, but I don't think that one looks rooish. I'd wait a while before getting rid of it. I think by 3.5mos there would be more rooster signs.
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    3.5 months... looks all girly there.
     
  5. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Songster

    Gorgeous EE gurls
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  6. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

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    I think it's a girlie. My EE roo was most definitely a roo by 3 months old...

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  7. Jolyn

    Jolyn Songster

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    It looks like mine and i am pretty sure mine are girls.
     
  8. ILoveJoe

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    He or she is gorgeous!
     

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