More pics of my EE's, suspect 2 more roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MinnerBuckwheat, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. MinnerBuckwheat

    MinnerBuckwheat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so I know the one is a roo according to all of you. I am suspicious of the one that is predominately red, and the one that is mostly blue/gray. Also, one of the mostly white ones is getting a dark head. I know that color plays a big roll in gender, but I still don't understand exactly how, so I'm sorry if this is ridiculous! I would have better pics, but they knew it was time to get out. They free range during the day, so they were all trying to get out. Once I let them out, I can't get near them. So much for being hand raised!

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  2. MinnerBuckwheat

    MinnerBuckwheat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ignore the d'uccles, lol.
     
  3. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? The one with the dark grey tail, grey laced hackles, and red and white body is looking particularly rooish to me. I say this based on the intensity of the red coming in over the back, wings, and saddle feathers as well as the thick legs. I can't really see the combs on any of them.
     
  4. rebel-rousing-at-night

    rebel-rousing-at-night Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Here's my non-expert opinion of what I see.

    I have EE's the same color as pic#2 I think it is a pullet.(Mine are hens now.)
    I think the last pic is a cockeral. Don't know about the mostly red as I don't see enough of it.
     
  5. MinnerBuckwheat

    MinnerBuckwheat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are about 2 months old. The white ones all have very tiny, light colored combs. The 3 others have a little more obvious 3 rows on their combs, but the obvious roo has the biggest and reddest.
     
  6. MinnerBuckwheat

    MinnerBuckwheat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Of course they were ALL supposed to be pullets, as usual. The only place that has been accurate on what they call pullets for me is McMurray. Not a roo in the bunch! Well, except one of my silkies, but those were listed as straight run, so I was hoping for a pair.
     

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