Should a Roo be obvious by 19 weeks old?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Suburban Sprouts, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Suburban Sprouts

    Suburban Sprouts Songster

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    I have a 19 week old EE that I keep going back and forth on the gender... I have raised EE's other times and usually could tell within a couple months.

    Is this just my first super tricky one, or do you think if it's not obvious at this point, it's probably a girl?

    Just some general thoughts would be appreciated. I'll try and add a picture later.

    Thanks!

    Laura
     
  2. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

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    yes the saddles should be out in view by now but to confirm a pic would help
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    EE should be pretty apparent at this age. Those boys aren't usually shy at all!
    Brahmas, on the other hand, can still be a guessing game!
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging

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    Yep, saddle feathers should be in by that age. Post a picture and we can tell you for sure.
     
  5. Lots A Cluckin

    Lots A Cluckin Songster

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    yes by that age they should look like a rooster (big red comb, shiny colorful saddle and hackle feathers, etc.) but I would post a current pic of him just to make sure.
     

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