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Oh, no. EE roo? (now with pictures!)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by perstephone, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. perstephone

    perstephone In the Brooder

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    I will post a photo as soon as the battery in the camera charges... but until then, here's my question-

    Do hens ever have green iridescent tail feathers? Curvy ones? Or is that really a roo-only thing?
    The 'hen' in question is about ten weeks old, black and white, and stands taller than the other two hens. 'She' has a wider and larger comb and has now sprouted this greenish tailfeather. Bolder than the other two. I'd say thicker legs, but I'm unsure.
    The three are backyard chickens intended to lay, were purchased at 2 weeks old, and live in our yard (standard city lot, 50x100, with neighbors).

    'She' can't be a roo, and unfortunately, this is my favorite one. Man, they were supposed to be pullets!

    stephanie
     
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  2. perstephone

    perstephone In the Brooder

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    OK, here are the photos.
    I tried to get chicken feet, but didn't do so well, so here's a head, a tail, and a pair of chicken butts.
    Hope they help in terms of determining Pixie's fate.

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  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Yes, it is a "he".
     
  4. perstephone

    perstephone In the Brooder

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    Crap.
     
  5. perstephone

    perstephone In the Brooder

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    This is what HE says about it...
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  6. hottexaschick

    hottexaschick In the Brooder

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    I have a mostly white EE hen who is almost twice the size of the others with a big sweeping green tail. I can't tell a hen from a roo until an egg pops out, so I can't say for sure what your is but I can say that it is possable for a hen to be HUGE and have a big curving tail.
    HTH
     
  7. chickenpiedpiper

    chickenpiedpiper Songster

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    Dont judge too early, 'She' may surprise you! It is young to tell. Until you hear a crow, anythings possible.....

    Good Luck!
     
  8. coloradochick

    coloradochick Songster

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    Heeshee is a very pretty bird what ever the outcome may be [​IMG]
     
  9. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    That bird is a cockerel and don't let anyone tell you different. The color pattern he is carrying is also a male trait.
     
  10. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

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    Definately a cockerel.

    Nice pics!
     

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