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Hen or Roo? I think I already know...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MicMoo, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. MicMoo

    MicMoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got myself four Easter Eggers who are about 10-11 weeks old.

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    Question is, which gender is this one?
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    Recognizably larger than the others and seems to have a lot of behaviors that lead me to think it's a rooster.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Psittizen Shikkin

    Psittizen Shikkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinkin what you're thinkin
     
  3. eggcochin_freak5

    eggcochin_freak5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep its a rooster
     
  4. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
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    OMG....do you have a frizzle EE????????????

    Ummm.......those don''t look at all like EE's to me. Gorgeous chickens!!!!
     
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  5. MicMoo

    MicMoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, one is a frizzle. Um... and I was 'told' that they were bantam EE's and/or Americauanas. [​IMG]
     
  6. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
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    Look like they have some silkie in them...
     
  7. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    I was just going by the dark (black?) skin and the single combs (which I know EE's can have since they are mixed). I really like EE's and think they are beautiful but these are really just prettier (and different) than most EE's I have seen. That frizzle is just stunning!!!!
     
  8. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Yes, I noticed that... silkies have "mulberry" skin- so cute! EEs don't usually have puffy hair-doo's. What unusual frizzling!

    Often being 'told' it's an Auracana/Ameracana means "nope, it's something else (usually an EE, your case is unusual...) but I'm selling it to you as an Auracana."
     
  9. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    If those are EEs, I want some! They are absolutely adorable. What fun!

    I have a few EEs, all look different. Two are REALLY ugly--their names are TurkeyBird and Ugg. They look like different kinds of chickens with different colorings were stuck together into one bird. TurkeyBird has a black neck, white wings and a speckled body.

    I guess you won't know if they are really EEs until they begin to lay eggs, since the definition of an EE is basically any layer of colored eggs.

    They are definitely not Araucanas or Ameraucanas, though.
     
  10. MicMoo

    MicMoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll need to take some better photos of the group to get a better idea of what these are. They all have feathered, blue-skinned legs and the best part of all was the cost... FREE. Found them listed on Craigslist, evidently they were hatched as an elementary school project. [​IMG]
     

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