Rose or Ross?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RPPotter, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. RPPotter

    RPPotter Hatching

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    Trying to identify the sex of our 13 week old Easter egger. She's always been the chatty one, and this morning started to make what sounded like crowing noises. I also noticed some spur growth and the difference in her tail feathers compared to the other chickens.
    Any help would be great. I'm really hoping to be wrong as we can not have a rooster.
     

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  2. AlleysChicks

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    Ross is a handsome fellow. Sorry your she turned out to be a he.
     
  3. biophiliac

    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

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    Red color on the wings like that is typical of males in EEs. Plus, looks like his hackle and saddle feathers[feathers right behind the tail curve downward] are coming in. 
     
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  4. RPPotter

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    Yes, these are all the things that lead me to believe she was a he.... I'm so sad as we will have to get rid of him. Not to mention 2 of our hens are tightly bounded with him.
     
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  5. RPPotter

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    Aw thanks, I wish we could keep him.
     
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  7. SueT

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    If you give your location, you may find a BYC member looking for a rooster like yours....
     
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  8. AlleysChicks

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    Hopefully you can find him a good home :)
     
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    and...:welcome
     
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