need some help trying to determine if my EE is hen or rooster. help please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sassyone09, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. sassyone09

    sassyone09 New Egg

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    i recently lost my rooster due to a skunk. i went picked up a EE which i was told was a rooster. it is a little more than a year old. i've never herd it crow, and till i picked up this "rooster" i didn't get any green eggs for months when my other EE went missing. my head hen in the pen recently started to appear what i would call trying to mate my other hens if thats what you would call it which i had never seen before. so i went today and picked myself up a polish rooster knowing that it was a rooster of course. but when i put it in the coop. the new EE that i picked up week ago was very agressive to it. making me think once again that the EE was a rooster. any one have some hints to maybe how to tell? i dont have pic on here at moment but will work on getting one one first thing tomorrow.
     
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    look for saddle feathers near his tail. they are thin, pointy feathers that hens dont get
     
  3. sassyone09

    sassyone09 New Egg

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    thanks i did have time to look at it and it does appear to have the long pointy feathers by his tail. but how would i be getting green and blue eggs. i've had my hens for two years and after my last EE went missing didnt get any green eggs for months and now i am getting them again.
     
  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    a picture would help alot did you hatch chicks off your ladies? if so one might be an ee
     
  5. sassyone09

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    i did hatch but added none of them to my flock i'm going to try and add the picture now they arent the greatest tho
     
  6. RainyChicks

    RainyChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Does the EE have hackle feathers? (Pointy, long feathers around the neck. Hens have round ones around their necks.)
     
  7. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would love to see some pics!
     
  8. sassyone09

    sassyone09 New Egg

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    he does have long pointy feathers around neck and by base of tail
     
  9. sassyone09

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    i have had problems with my camera so i will take new ones after work when he's roosting and try again.
     

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