ROO or HEN????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jeria, Oct 16, 2017.

  1. jeria

    jeria Songster

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    I'm hoping Buffy, the lightest one is a hen but have my doubts. Please chime in. If Buffy is a ROO I can't keep him, so hoping a hen.
     

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  2. AlleysChicks

    AlleysChicks Enabler

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    Red patches of doom on a Easter Egger. I vote male
     
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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    I'm sorry, but 'Buffy' is a cockerel.
     
  4. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Crossing the Road

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    You could change the name to Buffalo... He's very handsome.
     
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  5. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Free Ranging

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    I see pointy saddle feathers, he's definitely a cockerel.
     
  6. twilightgecko

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    i think cockerel too.. sorry!
     
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  7. Arya28

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    Yes I have to agree cockerel... pointy saddle feathers and red on shoulders. For Easter Eggers, it is *generally* a male trait to have red on shoulders. All seven of our male EE have red on shoulders, and our females do not. Females a lot of the time have silver or golden penciling on them. Nothing definite to go by, but a way to guess when they are younger before they get their saddle feathers in. He is gorgeous though!
     
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  8. ViolinPlayer123

    ViolinPlayer123 Death By Cookies

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    cockerel
     
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Cockerel - red over wings - the mark of doom (cockerel) sorry
     
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  10. jeria

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    Thanks all. I've been afraid of that. Just something was telling me male. OK so now to find a new home for him. I guess I received one of the 10% that is not sexed right. I live in the city so Roos are not allowed. We may have up to 6 hens. I several ideas of people to check to see if they would like him.. I harvested meat chickens years ago once, not something I ever want to do again.
     

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