My Daughter is convinced they're all roos!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Kellabelle, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Kellabelle

    Kellabelle New Egg

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    First of all, Thank you in advance to everyone who is willing to share their time, and expertise. It is truly appreciated!

    So we got our first little flock of 10 chickens that were hatched June 4th, making them 19 weeks (or nearly 5 months) old. They were sold to us as "Americanas" but they are obviously EE's. Either way we love them and are having more fun than we ever expected. However, at this point I am starting to become concerned about a few of them actually being roos. The hatchery said they were all female, but I heard that with EE's it can be hard to tell.

    So we have spent hours reading through this and many other forums trying to figure out how to tell. After all this research my daughter is convinced they are all cockerels. I however, am suspicious of 3, maybe 4. The thing is, none of them are crowing as far as I can tell. Blackbeard makes a hilarious sound I can't even describe that I think may be an attempt. But shouldn't they be crowing by now? Also, shouldn't they be trying to mate with the hens? Their behavior has been more aggressive lately but I thought maybe it was just a pecking-order thing.

    So I am begging some help from the egg-sperts.

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    Scarlet (my husband's fave)

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    Blackbeard & Little Buddy

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    Large Marge

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    Hermione Free-Ranger

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    Doll Face


    I couldn't get very clear shots of the others but will post again when I do. In the meantime any thoughts?
     
  2. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

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    I can say with a certainty that this one IS a BOY. He is very pretty too.
     
  3. rubycanyon

    rubycanyon Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm definitely not an expert, but they all look like pullets to me.
     
  4. Panth

    Panth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    disagree - all the birds are female...the color makes it seem like the hackle feathers are pointed, but the PATTERN of the colors is the most important on EEs and they are ALL PULLETS
     
  5. Ivytalon

    Ivytalon Out Of The Brooder

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    They are all pullets :)
    By this age any roos would have those tell-tale feathers! :D
     
  6. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    all are pullets
     
  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    those are all pullets
     
  8. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Definitely all pullets. With EE's you can always tell by the color patterns.
     
  9. Kellabelle

    Kellabelle New Egg

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    That makes me happy! My neighbor would not be happy with a rooster living next door.
     
  10. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    Definitely all girls!! =) EE's can have feathers that look pointed, but they aren't. Plus, those are girl EE colors. =)
     

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