Is Diana a Dude??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BloominOrchid, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. BloominOrchid

    BloominOrchid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im starting to think my lil EE Diana is a Roo... [​IMG]
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    Thanks Peeps!
    Erin
     
  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Good call. pretty roo
     
  3. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I agree- though he's gorgeous to start a barred EE flock!
     
  4. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want one! Only a hen instead - it's like my two favorite breeds (so far) in one!
     
  5. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

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    Im thinking pullet! hes dark like a pullet and dark feet. etc but.................i might be wrong...[​IMG]
     
  6. mboreham1

    mboreham1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pullet, dark front of legs, the comb is identical to my barred rock pullets, no saddle feathers as far as i can see, plus the pullets are more black than white, the roo's are opposite, that is certainly a more black bird
     
  7. BloominOrchid

    BloominOrchid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And that is why I keep going back and forth on her/him!
    The darkness makes me think hen, and the comb roo!
    Guess we will just have to wait for an egg or a crow!
    She was a Chickenstock Raffle prize [​IMG]
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Rooster. The barred EE type males are darker than a pure BR or Marans rooster so you can't sex them by the color factor like you can BRs. BR males have two barring genes, but a BR/EE cross will have only one, making him darker. (hopefully, I didn't mess up that explanation).

    See this chick? He is a Silver Phoenix/ BR cross. Had two other brothers. We weren't aware they were crosses and at first, thought they were BR pullets....till the combs turned bright red at five weeks old.

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    Here is one of my own BR/Ameraucana cross cockerels--see how dark he is? Has one barring gene from his daddy and naturally, none from his mom.

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  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup, Diana is a dude.
     
  10. BloominOrchid

    BloominOrchid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh well So verdict i out Diana is a DUDE! [​IMG]
    we will see how having a roo in a roo free neighborhood goes...[​IMG]
    Thanks everyone for your input!
     

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