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Roo or Hen EE

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NickiJ, May 28, 2017.

  1. NickiJ

    NickiJ Just Hatched

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    Need help identifying if 2 of my EE's are roos or hens... I'm thinking roo (especially the 1st) but ??[​IMG] 20170528_231337.jpg 20170528_231200.jpg
     
  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Way to early to tell...nothing indicating rooster as yet.

    Post at about 4 to 6 weeks for better educated guesses.

    LofMc
     
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    You'll need to wait about 4-6 weeks and then post photos.
     
  4. NickiJ

    NickiJ Just Hatched

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    Ok thanks! I think they are getting pretty close to 4 weeks, I'll keep an eye out for changes.
     
  5. NickiJ

    NickiJ Just Hatched

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    Is attitude a good way to tell generally? The first is kind of an a**hole to the others.
     
  6. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    No. Pullets can be just as snotty as males...males just seem to do it a bit more often.

    And I don't think those look 4 weeks in the photos...although my eye is currently skewed as I'm dealing with broody hatched chicks which mature much faster than brooder chicks.

    Generally show full side profile and then head shot at 6 weeks of age....or at least when the juvenile feathers are pretty well in. You can tell a lot by the pattern in EE's. Males will have block coloring while the females will have even patterning (think quilt vs. kaleidoscope).

    If red bars show up on the wing bows, male. If really red fleshy comb appears before about 18 weeks, male (in EE's as they tend to mature a bit more slowly).

    LofMc
     
  7. NickiJ

    NickiJ Just Hatched

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    Thanks for the advice! This is my first time having chickens :wee
     
  8. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Good luck with your flock.

    :welcome
     
  9. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Personality is not really a reliable characteristic for gender determination. The pictures that I can see (two, the first is a red x) are not showing obvious cockerel signs yet (some very loud/proud males do show this early), but as the birds are young that can change.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    too for gender clues
     
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