Help - is this EE a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kmakids, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. kmakids

    kmakids New Egg

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    I need help w/ knowing if I've got a rooster or not. It was supposed to be a pullet but I am very suspicious. The chicken in question is the black, white, and brown one. I also do wonder about the leghorn right next to it, but at least the leghorn's tail feathers aren't so long. The chickens are about 8 weeks old. My city barely changed the zoning to allow for chickens, so having chickens is new and I really don't want any crowing to upset my neighbors. I would rather get rid of the chicken before that happens, if it for sure is a rooster. And sorry for the photos - I uploaded and reuploaded, changed orientation, and the photos come out the same. I have no idea why.


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  2. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    Usually red combs at 8 weeks suggests roo, but EEs are tricky to sex, so I wouldn't bet my money one way or the other just yet. The leghorn, however, looks like a boy for sure.
     
  3. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

    May 5, 2010
    Perry GA
    I believe you have two roos there hon. [​IMG]
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Definitely an EE boy, no doubt about it. I'm not sure about the leghorn.
     
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  5. lovinlife

    lovinlife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Those pics look upside down to me. [​IMG]

    The one in question looks like a roo to me, upside down.
     
  6. dsowens15

    dsowens15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cockerel, For sure.
     
  7. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2009
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    I'm not good at standing on my head but don't think that's a leghorn either...if you look close it looks like it has a red earlobe in the first picture-can see just a tiny bit of it but it sure doesn't look white...plus it doesn't have a leghorn tail-even legohorn pullets have long tails or the correct body shape ...all that is from an upside down pic though...
    EE is 100% boy White and the white one is as well..8 weeks and that comb no matter the breed says one thing Cock-A-Doodle-Doo
     
  8. lovinlife

    lovinlife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Whew! I thought i was the only one seeing upside down! [​IMG]
     
  9. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    The coloring on the EE is all roo. I can't focus my eyes upside down long enough to give you an opinion on the leghorn [​IMG]
     
  10. Tiss

    Tiss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say 2 boys. [​IMG]

    My leghorn is 18 weeks and doesn't have the comb your baby does.

    My 14 week EE pullets have no red to their combs yet. My roo did (until he was killed by a dog a month ago.)
     

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