Hen or roo???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TamiHunter, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. TamiHunter

    TamiHunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My EE is about 8 weeks old. I tried to get a front and side view. I was leaning towards roo but not sure.[​IMG]What do you experts out there think? If it turns out to be a boy, he will need to find a new home because I can not have roos where I live now. :-(

    Thanks BYC friends!
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    The comb makes me think pullet, but the splotchy red on the wings makes me think cockerel. Could you get a clear, close-up photo of the tail/back area? I can't tell from these photos whether it has any pointed saddle feathers.
     
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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Coloring makes me think cockerel although the first picture appears very feminine.
     
  4. TamiHunter

    TamiHunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are a couple more. I will try and get better ones in a bit if needed.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    With the new photos, I'm leaning towards pullet, but I'm still not 100% sure.
     
  6. TamiHunter

    TamiHunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am keeping my fingers crossed that it is indeed a pullet. Such a pretty bird! My DH really likes "her" too.
     
  7. krista74

    krista74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The stance of your bird is not overly male, and I agree with @Sourland that it's comb looks quite feminine too. At only 8 weeks old I suppose there is still time for that to develop? Likewise, saddle and sickle feathers may take some time to appear too.

    I can't get past the colouring on the wings though. I'm only new at the chicken sexing game but was always told this is classic male colouring.

    I wonder if it is possible that it could be a slower developing male?

    Some birds are harder to sex than others, and with this bird it might simply be too early to tell. You may have to wait another 3 weeks or so and re-post some updated pictures then.

    If pushed for a guess, I'm going with cockerel, purely based on colouring. [​IMG]

    I sure hope I'm wrong for your sake though!

    - Krista
     
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  8. jlquick30

    jlquick30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say pullet if I had to choose, based on stance and that very first picture.
     
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  9. TamiHunter

    TamiHunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ACK!!! No roo, no roo!!!! LOL Out of the 7 EE's I have, 1 is a boy for sure. It's comb is the reddest of them all. All the others have almost no comb except for the one pictured, but it's very pale.
     
  10. Wyandottes7

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    I can't get past the red coloration on the wings, so am leaning towards cockerel.
     

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