Question on possible roo tail PICS ADDED!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by gvntofly05, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 26 EE's and most I have taken pics of you all feel are pullets.

    They are now 9 wks old. I have one that is a beautiful blue. The body is light and the head is dark. Well I noticed this past week that his/her tail feathers are more pointed at the tips. They are also starting to curl at the tips. The others tail feathers are straight and rounded at the tips. Could this be an indicator that my blue EE is a roo? I have my fingers crossed cause if he/she is a roo, he'll be beautiful!

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  2. twister

    twister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    charge the battery, cuz I wanna see this beautiful sounding bird!!!

    w.o. seeing a pic, it is hard to tell... however, look at the feathers at the BASE of the tail ( back of the back of the bird) but not the tail feathers--- called 'saddle' feathers.... if they are pointed tips=roo... rounded=hen


    hopefully you can load a pic so we can see and that would be most helpful.
     
  3. MaggieRae

    MaggieRae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one EE hen that has the most rooster-ish tail feathers, almost more roo-ish than the actual rooster [​IMG], but she is definitely a hen.

    Without pictures, we really couldn't give you an accurate answer.
     
  4. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll steal some batteries from something else after lunch and try to get some pics.
     
  5. twister

    twister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SHE is a pretty one!!!! I think hen. It all, hackles and saddle, looks too rounded to me.
     
  6. Year of the Rooster

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    You're in the clear [​IMG] Those are hens.
     
  7. MaggieRae

    MaggieRae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I second that... It looks like a hen.
     
  8. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The problem is I really want one of my 26 EE's to be a roo!
     
  9. kittykorat

    kittykorat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    beautiful birds. I'm a bit jealous.... where did you get them?
     
  10. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered them from MPC, but I don't know exactly what hatchery they shipped from.
     

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