Now approx 14 weeks old. Roo or pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DaddyMcChicken, May 24, 2016.

  1. DaddyMcChicken

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    Here is a picture of my EE. She is now 13-14 weeks old and I was wondering what you all think it is. Hen or roo?

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  2. GirlWithTheTJ

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    Im going roo all the way. The sickle feathers for EE are my give away. Gorgeous bird!
     
  3. teach1rusl

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    I agree that, with THAT tail, it must be a cockerel. But it's odd, because typically that coloring shows red leakage in the wings (for males), and I don't see any. Plus the comb is pretty small for that age...can't tell whether there are three rows of peas or just one. Typically three rows of peas will indicate male.
     
  4. DaddyMcChicken

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    Its tail is whats getting me. A few weeks ago I posted pictures of this same chicken and all responses were that it was a hen. Lol this bird is giving me skull cramps on its gender. From what I gathered is that this particular color EE is the hardest to sex. Why? I have no clue but ive come across several EEs on here and every EE with this color pattern gave people trouble trying to figure out what gender it was. Thanks for your responses. I cant own a roo where I live and the lady I purchased this bird from promised me it was a hen. I bought this bird at 7 weeks old so I guess it was just hard to tell at that time for her also.
     
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  5. DaddyMcChicken

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    Having trouble uploading pictures. When I originally uploaded the first pics it gave me a error message but it submitted them anyway. Now it wont let me at all. I am on my Samsung galaxy. Anyone else having trouble?
     
  6. DaddyMcChicken

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  7. GirlWithTheTJ

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    My main man Gregory had a very similar comb to yours and i went back and forth on his gender but he's my sweet boy now
     
  8. DaddyMcChicken

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    I believe it is a Roo myself but I'd hate to get rid of this bird and it turns out that it was a hen all along. I guess i'll wait a lil longer just to be sure either way. No crowing or even an attempt to crow yet but its still young. I've had this bird for weeks now so a few more weeks wont hurt. I can say that this particular bird is very protective, alert and a nervous wreck while all the others are foraging in the yard. Dont know if that means anything when it comes to sexing but I do know that her behavior is unique. Thanks again and if anyone else wants to chime in please do so.
     
  9. teach1rusl

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    Yeah...you're gonna' have to give "him" more time to be certain. Great shot of the comb, but it still does NOT scream boy to me. His tail of course is saying something else. Look closely at his wing feathers - no red leakage at all??? If he's a boy, that's too bad that you can't keep him, because the coloration sure is pretty.
     
  10. DaddyMcChicken

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    After taking a closer look I do see a reddish tint on his wings. Its further down on the wing and closer to the wing tips. The wings of this bird are dark in color but the areas that are white seem to be showing some signs of red. More of a brown color then red but definitely different.
     

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