HELP! My hen tried to crow this morning!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rpsrachel, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. rpsrachel

    rpsrachel Hatching

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    So this morning, a bird I thought was a hen attempted to "crow." Although it was a pretty pathetic attempt, it was an attempt nonetheless. The photos that I've seen show the female Easter Eggers have combs too. So ladies and gentlemen, what's the verdict?? He/She is an Easter Egger and between 8-9 weeks old and has been great so far. No aggression, very friendly, etc. and gets along great with the confirmed hen, who's an Australorp. If she turns out to be a he, what are your suggestions? My neighbors claim they wouldn't mind, but I'm not sure about one hen and one rooster of different breeds. Plus, I'm devastated that she might be a he after we've had so much fun together!! I really don't want to rehome this bird if I don't have to.


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  2. Hellinahelmet

    Hellinahelmet In the Brooder

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    Photo would be nice. Otherwise it's 50/50
     
  3. Cotton42

    Cotton42 Songster

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    My EE pullets looked nothing like that at 8-9 weeks. 99% sure you've got a roo there. Sorry. [​IMG] As for the two birds getting along, if they are fine together now, I wouldn't anticipate problems in the future. If you can keep him, go for it! I wish I could keep a roo. I would love to hatch my own eggs.
     
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  4. Hellinahelmet

    Hellinahelmet In the Brooder

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    Nevermind, my apologies, my stupid iPhone didn't load the photo. I'm saying cockerel based on the comb and wattles
     
  5. rpsrachel

    rpsrachel Hatching

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    Here's another image, but Cotton42, I think you're right. I'm definitely in denial over this little mix up!



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  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Cockerel.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Not an EE at all, but a Speckled Sussex. And it is a cockerel.
     
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  8. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

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    featherz Veggie Chick

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  10. rpsrachel

    rpsrachel Hatching

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    Wow, well this has been quite informative. I kept looking at the photos of Easter Eggers and thinking that doesn't look like my bird!
     

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