pullets or roo's??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChesbroFarms, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. ChesbroFarms

    ChesbroFarms Just Hatched

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    Hi everyone, Although we have had hens for many years, this year was the first year we raised day old's. It was a lot more fun & easier than we had imagined! We successfully raised them all, with no losses (which I hear is not common?) Anyhow... We thought we were getting all EE's but we got 3 light bramas... They are so different than anything we have had before and we cannot tell their sex, for sure. 1 we know is a roo... The other 2????? They are 11 weeks old, none of the crow (yet). They are
    MUCH bigger than the EE's and their feathers are totally different. Thank you in advance for all your help.

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    They are both EE cockerels.

    Edited to say Welcome to BYC.
     
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  3. rosyamanda2000

    rosyamanda2000 Out Of The Brooder

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  4. ChesbroFarms

    ChesbroFarms Just Hatched

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    thank you!
     
  5. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is another place to post these but I will answer too.

    The cockerals faces turn red first. good hint
    Second - Look at the feathers that form on the neck and near the tail
    Cockerals get long skinny feathers in both places the ones near the tail tend to fall over the sides - It is the development of the saddle.
    Just based on the feathers, I would say Coq au Vin recipe might be in order - don't name them - feed them some high protein diet and at 12 weeks about send them to freezer camp. You only need one rooster!
    Sorry if it sounds harsh but really - roosters can get mean and nice ones are the exception.
    Caroline
     
  6. ChesbroFarms

    ChesbroFarms Just Hatched

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    Hahaha... my husband already named them but I will still cook them. I guess it is time to learn how to break them down... We actually do not want any roosters. We are allowed to have 1 where we live but the neighbors rooster is loud enough for all of us. We have some great local hatcheries here, so we have hens for eggs and when we want more babies, I only drive 15 minutes to get them.

    Thank you so much... I guess I knew they were not hens, I just kept my hopes going. :)
     
  7. Jucodeo

    Jucodeo The Sky is Falling!

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    I agree with @sourland definitely both as he said cockerels. Very cute ones at that!
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    both EE cockerels
     

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