Is this what I think it is?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LRG, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. LRG

    LRG Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 17, 2009
    Lancaster county, PA
    Last week, much to my shock and dismay, my daughters' beloved Mrs. Stripes cock-a-doodle-dooed right in my face! Told "her" to stop it, but she did it again twice! Looked at her close and it should have been obvious all along, but "she" is really a Mr. Stripes, right? Looked like a little hawk when a chick (chipmunk stripes like a lot of our other chicks). He is now 22 weeks old and has only crowed about five times starting last week, so he's a very quiet roo. (Yes, he has been exposed to other rooster sounds -- neighbors have 3 very noisy crow-all-day-long banty brahmans. Will he crow more as he gets older?) No spurs or wattles on Stripes, but pointy saddle feathers. Since we ordered all hens (Speckled Sussex, Black Australorp, Easter Eggers) and he's obviously (even to a newby like me) not a Sussex or Australorp, is he an EE or something else? See pix below. Doesn't look like any of the other EE's in the order, but maybe because he is the only roo in the lot?

    Sadly, Mr. Stripes is going to have to go (hubby doesn't want a "free-loader") and want to be able to accurately tell people what he is. Thanks for the help!


    Stripes--side view
    Stripes--closeup of head
    Other hens -- EE and Australorp in back, two Sussex in front

    I can take more pix if these aren't clear enough -- don't mind chasing them around the yard some more! LOL
  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    That is most definitely an EE rooster!
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2009
  3. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    That is a very handsome EE roo.

    NGT ANGL Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    Locust Grove, VA
    I'm not sure of the breed, but Mrs. Stripes is definitely a Mr.
  5. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    Handsome fellow, looks like EE
  6. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Beloved Stripes is a Mr. EE. He is handsome.

    [​IMG] for your daughter.

    Roos are great for your flock - don't think of him as a freeloader. He will look after the girls, break up flock disputes, find tasty treats, look for threats. He works hard to be sure that "his girls" have what they need to produce eggs.

    Course if he turns out to be a total brat - roast chicken, BBQ chicken, Chick and dumplings - they are all good too.
  7. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    What a handsome boy. That is an EE roo. Look at those lovely green legs.
  8. LRG

    LRG Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 17, 2009
    Lancaster county, PA
    Bummer! He is the best-trained of the chickens and always comes at a run when I call. Very gentle as he is used to being petted and hand-fed by my 6- and 9-yr-old daughters. Such a pretty boy! If he stays quiet maybe I can convince the hubby to let him stay.
  9. LRG

    LRG Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 17, 2009
    Lancaster county, PA
    Quote:Or Lancaster county favorites of chicken pot pie or chicken gravy and waffles!
  10. solarquail

    solarquail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 27, 2009
    Roo! [​IMG][​IMG]

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