Roo or Pullet EE?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cnjtnt, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. cnjtnt

    cnjtnt Out Of The Brooder

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    Got two of them. Suspected one of possibly being a Roo, now I think they both might be. The one with out tail feathers had them removed through the fence by the Dog. They are 14 weeks old.

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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    In the bottom pic.

    Left : roo
    Right: pullet
     
  3. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i say both pullets...
     
  4. cnjtnt

    cnjtnt Out Of The Brooder

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    so......maybe you all could help me explain your reason for thinking they are a roo or pullet. I can't get better in my chicken sexing if I don't know.

    I could identify the difference between friendly and (then) enemy tanks when I was in the Army, but that was after figuring out what to look for.
     
  5. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both girls.I hope some person with better English say more but for me 14 weeks boy will have a litle biger and more pinkish-red comb.There are other things but is hard for me to explain.
     
  6. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    They both look like pullets to me.
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Pullets. Most male EEs by now at this color are a lot more red, have a different face, have a much more defined comb, and have a nice, full breast of feathers sweeping up their bodies as well as slowly developing saddle feathers. These two are very pullet-like.

    The one with the missing tail feathers could possibly be an iffy one, there may be a chance it is a boy. . . But I'd say pullet for now. The one with the tail is a dead giveaway - Not only do EE roos not come in that color (infact it is a common pullet/hen color) but the tail holds stiff and erect, without any saddling or slow growth. My EE roos I have known took a while for their tails to come in, and with the tails came saddle feathers. Also, both hold their bodies like pullets.
     
  8. cnjtnt

    cnjtnt Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is a pic from when they were 12 weeks old, before the dog got the tail feathers. The Orpington with the bald back was from being the favorite of a Rooster before we became her new home. No mean rooster for that one.

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  9. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    The chick with the tail is a definite pullet - like Illia said, her coloring/pattern isn't found on EE roos. The tailless one is little more iffy - the coloring looks a little more like a roo, but the comb is pretty small for 14 weeks. If I had to guess, I'd say pullet because of the comb size.
     
  10. pedro24

    pedro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mahonri i agree [​IMG]



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