Newbie needs confirmation this is an EE roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BeachChickens, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. BeachChickens

    BeachChickens Hatching

    Dec 17, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Hi everyone. This is one of the nicest groups of folks I have met on the web. So here is my saga that I shared last night on the managing your flock thread: I started my own backyard flock of three hens this summer by the beach in LA. I raised one partridge cochin and two easter eggers from chicks from and they were all "supposed" to be hens. I studied this blog for hours to learn the right way to raise the birds and to build the cutest, functional coop I could (see my avatar!).

    Now 18 weeks later, one of my easter eggers has taken upon herself (himself?) to start crowing at the top of her lungs at 8am in the morning koo-koo-roo!!! I am distraught - this squawky easter egger is going to blow my cover. And yet my birds are so sweet and docile they will let you pick them up and carry them. I'm pretty sure this hen is a roo. Here's the pic


    Can the old and young hands here confirm?

    And for a long shot - is there any home or recommendations of where I can take this noisy chicken in/near LA? I love all these chickens as pets, so a butcher is probably out of the question. I'm racing through ideas? Set it loose in Griffith Park (I hear there are wild chickens there!)? Find a farm to give it too? Friendly Mennonites (don't laugh that's an option I saw on this site). Help!

  2. Firearia

    Firearia Songster

    Yes, that's a rooster. A lovely one I might add!
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    x2 roo
  4. BeachChickens

    BeachChickens Hatching

    Dec 17, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Sigh, I know and thanks so much for the compliment [​IMG]

    "He" is so kind and gentle. Just like others have referred to EE roos.

    If only he didn't crow I would love to keep him but I live like 10 ft from five other houses here by the beach. If he keeps on crowing animal control will be here before you can say "Ameracauna" fast three times.

  5. Firearia

    Firearia Songster

    Aww, well I hope you find a home for him. I always feel so bad when telling people it's a roo when they live in situations and can't keep him. You may be able to find poultry swaps in your area. Just type in 'Your City' poultry swaps, or cities around you.
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Most definitely a boy.
  7. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

    Jun 11, 2010
    York PA
    It is a boy and as far as ways to rehome him I have seen some really good suggestions on here. Try a local zoo, local 4H club or look on Craigslist. You could also look in the section from your area on here to see if anyone is looking for a good EE rooster. I would rather sell him to someone who would eat him then just take him to a park and let him loose. I don't think that is really fair to the rooster. He is a really pretty boy though. I hope you have great luck finding him a new home! [​IMG]

  8. BeachChickens

    BeachChickens Hatching

    Dec 17, 2010
    Los Angeles
    These are all great replies - thanks so much! So the chicken gods have answered - another chicken "Mother Teresa" who lives about 40 miles from me said that the horse stable she goes to is looking for a roo to shake up their hens bloodlines. Wish me luck, I'm bringing "Squawky" to his new home tomorrow. (My eight year old daughter is probably even more relieved than my neighbors that we may have found a good home for our chicken).
  9. theron

    theron Theron's Fowl Farm

    Nov 15, 2009
    Midland, MI
    Rooster for sure.

  10. Peppermint

    Peppermint Songster

    So glad you found a home for him!

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