Roosters or Hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lisaanniepants, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. lisaanniepants

    lisaanniepants New Egg

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    I put pictures up on my blog. (Can't figure out how to get them here)
    http://somewhereonlyweknow2.blogspot.com/
    Also if someone knows the breed that would be helpful too.
    Just got my first egg today too...so exciting! [​IMG] (from someone, not sure who..lol)
    OH and these 2 chickens stay in the coop 95% of the time. And they are about 17-18 weeks old give or take.
     
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  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Well I do know one thing.... you have Easter Eggers! (EE's) The brown and black one I think is a rooster. The black and white one looks like a hen.
     
  3. lisaanniepants

    lisaanniepants New Egg

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    So the breed is called "Easter Egger"?
    How can you tell if these are male/famale?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, an Easter Egger is a crossbreed that has a gene to lay blue/green/tinted eggs, but can also lay just plain brown ones. EE isn't actually a breed, but the moniker they give the cross. Ameraucanas have slate legs, whereas EEs most often have greenish ones, but can have any color legs and eyes. The true breed, Ameraucana, is a rare thing these days, it seems. Where did you get these? I have an EE and four Ameraucanas myself-used to breed them. Males will have a very wide, pea comb (looks like three rows of "peas"). On females, the center ridge is usually the only one you notice for a very long time.

    The first pic is a rooster, second one looks girly.
     
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  5. lisaanniepants

    lisaanniepants New Egg

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    Thanks for your replies.
    I just got them from the local feed and seed as "straight run" chicks.
    Seems like out of 20, 17 of them were boys.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Oh, dear, sorry about your cockerel overload!
     
  7. jakmallex

    jakmallex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, first one is a rooster, 2nd a hen.
     
  8. lisaanniepants

    lisaanniepants New Egg

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    Thank you for your help. I will assume that the brown one is a male and the white one is female then.
    Now to decide what to do with them. I *thought* that we had taken all but one of the roosters to the butcher. UGG. [​IMG]
     

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