I think it's a roo, but no crow?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lavandula girl, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. lavandula girl

    lavandula girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    4 month old EE, sold as a pullet. Legs are sturdier than the other babies from this group, comb is bigger (yes, the comb is a 3 row pea comb, which also has been said to indicate boy) This bird doesn't crow at all, though? Is it just too early, and it will, or is this just a very rooish pullet?




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  2. TroutsChicks

    TroutsChicks Fluffy Stuffins

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  3. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a rooster. A beautiful one though! [​IMG] In time he'll crow.
     
  4. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a roo. Some EEs are slow to mature.
     
  5. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a handsome roo. You didn't mention how old he is, but I'd say he's under 5 months. EEs tend to mature slowly, I know I won't expect eggs out of my hen until 20 to 22 weeks.
     
  6. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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    My EE roo didn't start crowing until about 6 months old (maybe 5 1/2), anyway yours is definately a boy, and will start crowing.
     
  7. ranchhand

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  8. lavandula girl

    lavandula girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm pleased with this bird being a boy. The only thing I didn't want was a mixed gender bird, too hennish for protection, and too male for eggs. I think this is going to be the prettiest rooster I ever did see, and was kind of hoping everyone would agree that Gaz is a roo. I can't wait to see the plumage on him as a mature guy! Thanks, everyone.
     

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