My turn my turn! Is she a roo?? (EE)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Winters Witch, May 31, 2012.

  1. Winters Witch

    Winters Witch In the Brooder

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    Hello chicken (s)experts!

    I have been staring and staring at my little EE. I have suspicions that She is a Roo (I've started calling her Rue) but "She" hasn't started crowing yet,& her feathers are rounded around her neck (also a she indicator, from what I've read). They came from a chicken swap, and may have different parents. I suspect "Rue" is 2 weeks older than Poppett (the brown one). Rue is very protective of Poppett, she won't let me hold Rue without holding her too. If I ever need to capture Rue, I just grab Poppett, then she will fly right onto my hand.

    Please share your thoughts! I appreciate any help you can give!

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    Rue

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    Poppett (brown) Rue (Silver)
     
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

  3. Winters Witch

    Winters Witch In the Brooder

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    no you are right, there ARE some red blotches on her wings! I took a double take the other day, i thought it was blood!
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Then she would most likely be a he.

     
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  5. Winters Witch

    Winters Witch In the Brooder

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    oh man!!! So much for guaranteed hens! I better make sure HE turns out to be a nice rooster!!! my DH has misgivings about Roosters....and has said he will end up on the dinner table. But I just don't have the heart to separate them, they are so close, and get really stressed when apart. [​IMG] My other hens have always picked on Poppett, and I have to keep them separated from the rest of my flock right now, so they are extra close.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    I'm not seeing the roo color, so far I'm thinking pullet. But if you're seeing red, wait a few weeks and post again, if it's a roo that red will become more visible.
     
  7. Winters Witch

    Winters Witch In the Brooder

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    I'll see if i can get a close up on him. and Post some more pictures of his back/shoulders.
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

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    im not seeing cockerel colors either yet
     
  9. Winters Witch

    Winters Witch In the Brooder

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    ok so I ran outside and tried to get some feather close ups. these were the clearest images out of the bunch.

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    Wing/Neck

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    back, i can see some of those reddish/brown spots.

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    however those spots are not obvious from any sort of distance
     
  10. Winters Witch

    Winters Witch In the Brooder

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    ok so I ran outside and tried to get some feather close ups. these were the clearest images out of the bunch.

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    Wing/Neck

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    back, i can see some of those reddish/brown spots.

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    however those spots are not obvious from any sort of distance
     

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