Male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jen727, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. jen727

    jen727 Just Hatched

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    Hello again! Still trying to figure out the intricacies of my new mixed flock! Anyone care to weigh in on whether this is a hen or roo? I'll take breed guesses too, and THEN I'll tell you what the seller said. ;)

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Looks like a Rhode island red hen to me.
     
  3. jen727

    jen727 Just Hatched

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    Yay for hen! She has a more dominant and curious personality than the others, so I wondered if she might secretly be a roo. I'm obviously new at this. :)

    Seller says she and her sister are EasterEggers. I know there's no breed standard, but they don't look ANYTHING like the EEs I've seen online.

    I'm fine with whatever breed they are -- I just want a fun flock and eggs. :)
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    How old? I'm pretty sure I see male feathering in that second photo.
     
  5. jen727

    jen727 Just Hatched

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    4 months?

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  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    That's a cockerel.
     
  7. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Yep, I agree that it's a cockerel.
     
  8. jen727

    jen727 Just Hatched

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    Argh. And see, the personality just screams rooster to me, based on my VERY limited knowledge. So if the majority agrees, "Nancy" is going back!
     
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  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree that's a cockerel.

    I don't see ANY EE there, either. I'd say just a hatchery Red, but those white/pink legs are throwing me. Reds have yellow legs. It's probably a mix.
     
  10. jen727

    jen727 Just Hatched

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    Ok, thanks! Yeah, I think all the birds I got were mixes -- even the ones that were suppose to be pure like that CopperMarans, lol. Oh well, lesson learned for me! Birds seem happy and healthy, so for my purposes it's fine. :) Except the cockerel is getting exchanged!
     
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