Mystery EE

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by columbiacritter, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    6 months old, showing no sign of rooster behavior but the feathers have me very confused as to sex. What do you all think?
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    Might be an EE Maran cross. The gal I got it from had both.
     
  2. SallyF

    SallyF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually never guess on these, but I'm feeling reckless tonight. I say roo, based on hackle feathers near the tail, and just on his overall stance compared to the other chicken in the pic.
     
  3. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The other one is definitely a Maran roo though he managed to somehow damage his tail and it flops sideways.
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Definite EE cockerel.

    Notice how the neck sways forward like hair? That's hackle feathering you're seeing.

    Also, that coloring is common Easter Egger cockerel coloring.
     
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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Boy. He has hackle and saddle feathers and his color is boy color for ees. If you have other roos, he may not be acting "rooish" because of them, or maybe he's just one of those guys who don't yet notice the ladies.
     
  6. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is MOST definitely a boy.
     
  7. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! I figured it was a he, but had some hope for a hen. Maybe I will keep him and cross with one of my brown layers to see if I can get an olive egger.
     
  8. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a rooster.
     
  9. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    Quote:Agreed.
     
  10. EricH

    EricH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, is that rooster the Fabio of the EE world or what? Thats some crazy hacklery going on.
     

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