Is my "hen" a Roo

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JenifferHartman, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. JenifferHartman

    JenifferHartman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Ebany, my black and rust colored Easter Egger. S(he) is about 6 months old. I'm starting to wonder if S(he) may be a rooster? S(he) has the same comb as my 2 younger 7-8 week old EE roo's (who are already crowing so I know for sure they are roos.) But Ebany has never crowed and aside from the comb, looks and acts just like the hens her age. I guess we'll know when/if S(he)lays or not. What do you think?

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    This is Ebany with a couple of the hens
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Ebany is indeed a hen.
     
  3. JenifferHartman

    JenifferHartman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it common that some of them get combs just like roosters?
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    that's a hen. this is where age is important. your young guys have combs this size at an early age, showing they're male. Hens nearing point of lay/sexual maturity get larger, redder combs, but not as large as a mature rooster. When your roosters are her age you'll see the huge difference in combs.
     
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  5. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Since the EEs are potentially mixed with who-knows-what, there will be great variation not in just colors and sizes, but also with the size, shape and color of their combs.
     
  6. JenifferHartman

    JenifferHartman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Miss Ebany is most definitely a hen. She layed her first egg yesterday. Day after I posted this.. go figure :)

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    Her little green egg next to a store bought
     
  7. K Spot

    K Spot Chillin' With My Peeps

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