My EE...male or female? *4 pics*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by gotchooks?, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. gotchooks?

    gotchooks? Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there.
    I was wondering if anyone could help me figure out if Arree is really Artie.
    I've looked over all the other posts on EE's regarding gender but this bird has me stumped. Here's what I can tell you:

    ~20 weeks old
    ~no eggs and no crowing
    ~BR rooster pulled out tail feathers so no help there (she/he's the only one the rooster did this to
    ~looks like my other EE girls but looks taller & slimmer (long legs and neck)
    ~no pointy feathers around the neck or saddle that I notice...
    ~raises and spreads neck feathers when feeling threatened (almost like a mane)
    ~seems to be low in the pecking order
    ~backs down from everyone, but not before getting in a kick or two in. [​IMG]

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    I don't know...any input would be greatly appreciated. [​IMG]
     
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Wow... talk about confusing...
    I'm guessing really late maturing roo. The legs and neck feathering are throwing me off...
     
  3. never_ending_fermata

    never_ending_fermata Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pullet:)
     
  4. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I was going to say pullet until seeing the last pic. Looks like there are saddle feathers in that last one, and going back to look at the first two it looks kind of like hackle feathers, though sometimes that is hard to tell in EE's since they often have that penciling that makes a feather look pointy even if it isn't. So after all my rambling, I am going to guess it's a late maturing roo.
     
  5. sonhaschicks

    sonhaschicks Out Of The Brooder

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    We vote ....pullet
     
  6. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definate pullet.
     
  7. Featherland

    Featherland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Featherland's daughter. Arree is a very beautiful pullet.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I have not got a clue!

    If I had to guess, I'd guess pullet.
     
  9. Kesta

    Kesta Pie Crust Malfunction

    Jul 31, 2008
    houston tx
    looks like my ee pullet
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    pullet
     

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