My turn to ask?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Imp, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    My 3 new chickens are now 3 months old. All is going well, except integration. But I'm not sure if one may be a roo. I have never had a roo, so I'm unsure. Here are the pictures:
    Any help will be appreciated.
    Bird in question is an EE.

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    Here's my other EE. I believe it is a she. They are the same age, same size & color comb, same legs, virtually identical except for the tail.

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    And just for fun. Here's my sicilian buttercup. I also believe it is a she.

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    Thank you,

    Imp
     
  2. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't tell the redness of the comb because of the flash in your first picture. Usually, an EE rooster's pea comb will have 3 equally raised rows. Females will have a raised center row with smaller rows on each side. [​IMG] Your other chicks look like pullets. [​IMG]
     
  3. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even though that color is more common in pullets, I'm going to say ROO. The comb doesn't appear that red, but there is a very looong tail feather, and I think I'm seeing saddle feathers. Also, the two EE's have very different tail shapes; the second one is a pullet for sure.
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Dang. I am in doubt on the EEs, all of mine have been pretty slow to declare themselves. I "think" I see saddle and hackle feathers developing on both EEs. The second might be a pullet, but "she" does make it a bit iffy.

    Are you going to murderate me if I tell you I think they're both EE cockerals? The pretty Buttercup is really not clear to me, I've never raised them.

    Final Answer: Cockeral, cockeral, pullet. (sue me later.) [​IMG]
     
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    N&MSchroeder :

    I can't tell the redness of the comb because of the flash in your first picture. Usually, an EE rooster's pea comb will have 3 equally raised rows. Females will have a raised center row with smaller rows on each side. [​IMG] Your other chicks look like pullets. [​IMG]

    Thank you. I just ran out and checked the combs. They are a little different, but both have a higher raised center. The pullet's is more bumpy, and the one in question is smoother.

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  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Congrats Imp. You have your first roo! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    ETA: The second might be a pullet, but "she" does make it a bit iffy.
    What Ranchy said is true as well.
     
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  7. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

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    I'm with ranch on this one. The EE's are Cockerels and buttercup is a pullet.
    ETS: both of my EE's look like they have saddle feathers but there's are wider. Yours are both thinner.
     
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  8. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:Yeah that tail feather worried me when it showed up.

    Thanks

    Imp
     
  9. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:No muderating or sueing. Will just ship them to Gritty.

    Imp
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Combs can lie, saddle feathers rarely do. Base it on comb alone and you'll be wrong about 50% of the time. [​IMG]
     

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