The Age Old this a HEN or a ROO?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ILoveJoe, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Songster

    Jun 28, 2008
    Northern Kentucky
    This is a 7 week old EE named Douche Bag. This chick was the one chick I thought had died during the drive home from the hatchery. I set it aside and watered all the others and when I came back to it, it was still alive. I thought it had brain damage from lack of oxygen because it promptly got stuck in the feeder and had other small calamites that made me think "This bird is a douche bag" and Douche Bag stuck. This bird grew the fastest and was really prettier than the others.

    Hubby and I are beginning to suspect Douchers might be a Dude.

    Can any of you experts tell? I appreciate any help.

    At one week:


    3 weeks:


    6 weeks:



    6 1/2 weeks in the middle of the other 2 EE's Thelma and Louise:


    7 weeks:

  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    think im going with a roo

    EDIT: of course i could be wrong, no experiences with EEs. just Old englishs. but the reason i say its a rooster is because of the color. rooish looking hackle (neck) feathers to me, and looks like hes getting spur bumps
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2008
  3. olp_63

    olp_63 Songster

    looks like a hen to my UN-trained eye!
  4. Ya, its a dude.
  5. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
  6. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    Looks like a boy to me...I have a 12 wee old hen and she doesn't have a comb like that.
  7. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    interesting name choice.. :| its a roo [​IMG]
  8. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    "DB" is a cockerel.
  9. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Songster

    Sep 20, 2007
    Marin, California
    I say def a boy at that age
  10. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    looks like a boy to me,,,,,,,your pics ( except for the grass) looks like you took them from my yard,,haha,, i bet if i look hard enough i got a pic of my ee next to a whitey feather footer just like yours,,hehe,and is that a leghorn roo in the pic too?,,,i still think you stole my pic!! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG],,,,,,,thank god for grass,,,, or i would have been paranoid hehe [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2008

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