Is This an EE roo or hen??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by saddlebags, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. saddlebags

    saddlebags Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you guys tell what gender this is its supposed to be a hen but im not so sure..OH its a little over 2 months old if that helps any..

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  2. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    Looks like a male to me.
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    At approximately 8-12 weeks, that would be a roo.

    Jody
     
  4. Lilychick

    Lilychick Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you tell us why you think it's a male?

    I'm trying to get better at this but I guess I'm not quite there yet.
     
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  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The comb is too red for this young of age. Pointy neck feathers. Red in wing bars on an EE is a sure sign of a roo.

    Jody
     
  6. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    From the picture you can see the pointed neck feathers and it's hard to really see the saddle feathers but they would also be pointed.
     
  7. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    You know, I had one that looked just like that in my last batch from McMurray. Same color and everything. I told the lady who bought him, that I was pretty sure it was a roo. The comb was way wider than the others, and it stance was totally different. I have no experience at all with figuring sexes, but it just struck me as really different.
     
  8. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Look at the two rows of wing feathers and if they are the same when you hold them out, it should be a male, if one row is shorter than the other, you will have eggs in a few months!
     
  9. bunch-a-chickens

    bunch-a-chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what does EE stand for?
     
  10. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    Easter egger. A mutt that lays colored eggs. [​IMG]
     

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