Please tell me what it is?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mysweetgypsy, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. mysweetgypsy

    mysweetgypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm hoping someone can tell me what this is? Breed and sex? I know what I was told I was buying, but now I want to know what I really got [​IMG]

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    It's about 18 weeks, has not crowed or layed, sometimes acts like a hen, sometimes acts like a roo-just to screw with me [​IMG] It has very green legs [​IMG]
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It's an Easter Egger. I can't really see the saddle feathers well enough to tell the sex for sure, but definite EE.
     
  3. mysweetgypsy

    mysweetgypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a different view. It's in the middle. Saddle feathers?

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  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Sort of looks hen-ish to me. This is an Ameraucana rooster I used to have--see the very pointy saddle feathers hanging off the back in front of the tail? Hens' feathers there are more rounded, not pointy.
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  5. mysweetgypsy

    mysweetgypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love you!! [​IMG] I was so sure this was a roo, it was sold to me in a pair of Ameraucana "pullets". The other had a disableing condition and she died yesterday. This one really took care of her, kind of like a roo. But in her last couple days this ones behavior changed a lot! It started acting like a hen all the sudden, which threw the rest of the coop off, now everyone is acting wierd. Thanks for you input!!
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, I hope I'm right. Sometimes, Easter Eggers and Ameraucanas can be harder to sex and some will fool you, but I don't really see anything that makes me think yours is a male right now. I've had a few late bloomers fool me, but not usually as late as 18 weeks old, if you are really sure of the age.
     
  7. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I think it's an EE pullet too. [​IMG]
     
  8. bloom_ss

    bloom_ss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely an EE. It looks like a pullet, but those darker reddish patches on the wings are throwing me off. The feathers don't look really shiny, but I thought that if there were reddish patches then it was a roo. [​IMG] I'm still fairly new at this, but none of my girls have reddish feathers on them. They all have that orangy brown color though.
     
  9. mysweetgypsy

    mysweetgypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So glad I posted the pics here [​IMG] I'm sure of the age, I got the pair as day old chicks. I hope everyone is correct [​IMG] I was SO looking forward to some colorful eggs. Thanks!
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Just let us know when you get an egg or it crows, LOL!
     

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