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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Overrun With Chickens

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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 Premium Member

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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 Moderator Staff Member

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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