Rooster???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by clacasse88, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. clacasse88

    clacasse88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This EE is about 3 months old. I'm not sure how to tell if rooster vs. pullet. I have a few roosters that I can definitely tell are roos, but this one isn't so clear to me.

    What do you think?

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  2. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    I have 6 EE's all 3 mos. old and they are barely even showing a comb. I would say rooster but then, what do I know??? This is my first flock [​IMG]

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  3. Iluvmypeeps

    Iluvmypeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That comb is a very vibrant red, and the tail feathers curve downward. Both of those attributes say rooster.
     
  4. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes!
     
  5. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

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    It's a boy, my girls don't have that large of a comb. some of the girls did get red combs early but they never got that big. The color pattern is also rooish.
     
  6. clacasse88

    clacasse88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so confused about this rooster thing. I have so many roosters . . . and thought this one could have been a pullet. The sickles on most of the roosters (who are crowing) have the feathers going upwards with very colorful feathers. They also have a very red comb -- one has a comb that is very red, big & solid and the others that have the 3 "blobby lines". This seems to be different with the not as red comb and sickles going downwards.

    It's very unanimous though -- you all think rooster

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  7. KandJsmama

    KandJsmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    My pullets didn't have any red in their combs until almost the point of lay so I would guess roo. Easter eggers are "hen feathered" so that probably led to the confusion.
     
  8. clacasse88

    clacasse88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:When did your hens start laying?
     
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  9. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Quote:Don't mean to be rude, but EE's are NOT hen feathered. The roosters have curved tail feathers and pointed hackles and saddles just like roosters are supposed to. Sebrights are an example of a "hen feathered" breed.
     
  10. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    That's a cockerel. And EE's are not hen feathered as was stated.
     

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