Is this a ROOSTER? *PICS*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AnnetteinCA, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. AnnetteinCA

    AnnetteinCA Out Of The Brooder

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    Is this a Rooster? This is my 12w EE. I've already had 2 other Rooster in my flock of 5-order of EE females. This mostly white bird is bigger than the rest and is starting to get a red comb and pointy tail feathers. Could it be that she is just slightly more mature with already starting to grow a red comb?

    Geeze, I think mypetchicken screwed up my order.



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  2. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a lady to me...
     
  3. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Looks it . From what i can see those hackle feathers seem pionty. Im far from an exprert though. Ahh the beautiful sound of a crow in the morning...Unbeatable.
     
  4. AnnetteinCA

    AnnetteinCA Out Of The Brooder

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    When do they usually start crowing?
     
  5. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a rooster for sure the hackles coming in are pointy and it just looks like a roo to me, my ee bantams never got that red in the face even when they started laying.
     
  6. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mine start crowing anywhere from 1 month to 6 months old
     
  7. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
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    I wouldn't give up yet, my EE pullet had a couple of long tail feathers that had me really worried when she was young (she is definitely a she, I'm getting green eggs now). She finally lost those things and started looking more girly. However, I don't remember her comb being that red at that age. [​IMG] I'd wait it out and see if it starts crowing. Really pretty bird, whatever the sex. [​IMG]
     
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  8. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    That is a roo no doubt.
     
  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Definately a roo
     
  10. mlm1965

    mlm1965 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one I thought was a hen until she started growing the feathers she is 4 or 5 months old now and is just starting to crow. but there are two more roosters crowing around him. [​IMG]

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