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Roo or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nobuggybob, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. nobuggybob

    nobuggybob In the Brooder

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    Ok guys I need a little help. I picked up two new birds a few weeks ago, Is she a hen or a roo? 8/9 weeks old[​IMG]
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  2. Toddrick

    Toddrick Songster

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    I'll take a guess, since no one else has. I guess cockerel. I don't know anything about EE's, but the neck feathering appears more roo to my untrained eyes. It also appears the back fewthers are falling to the side. Could be breed specific traits, so iagain, it's just a guess.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The black and white bird is not screaming rooster, but that's a common color for males. A close comb shot could help confirm. Three distinct rows at this age is male.

    I do think the red/brown bird is possibly male. It looks too colorful to be a pullet, but again a comb shot and a better pic would help.
     
  4. nobuggybob

    nobuggybob In the Brooder

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  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    I'm leaning towards cockerel on the black and white bird. The comb looks to be wide, and it just looks like a rooster.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    The white/black one looks like a cockerel to me, but I'm pretty sure the brownish one is a pullet.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    I just noticed your last photo of the brown bird next to the white and black bird. I'm still going with rooster for the black/white. I'm thinking that the brown is a pullet.
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2014

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