Two 11 week EE's. roo or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nittanyxi, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. nittanyxi

    nittanyxi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are two of my 11 week old EE's

    Anyone have an opinion if they are roo's or hens?

    If you think it's a roo please let me know how confident you are because I'm going out of town soon and I'm not alowed to have roos. Dont want to take a chance of it starting to crow while I'm away.

    I have 3 pics of each bird.


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  2. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your first one I'm pretty confident is a boy, the second appears to be a girl. [​IMG]
     
  3. MNShepherdess

    MNShepherdess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I second that opinion [​IMG]

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  4. Lisa7907

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  5. nittanyxi

    nittanyxi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone think there is any chance the first one could be a hen?
     
  6. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought my 9 week old EE was a hen, but "she" has been crowing, and after posting pics, everyone told me, roo...here's a pic of her:

    I still wonder, but she crows like the boys, and chest bumps them, like all my other roos do..."fighting" I suppose...

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    One of my other roos, now you can see why I was confused, see how large his comb is? This top one, none....

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  7. banjoejoe4783

    banjoejoe4783 VILLAMIL FARMS

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    the color patern on both SCREAM im a roo if you whant to be for shure look for pointed sadel feathers coming in if the are then you know 100% that it is a roo
     
  8. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the feathers are what finally did it for me...when "she" would go after the other roos, those feathers would "hackle" up., just like a roo! any of that behavior in yours? You can't trust the comb, that is for certain.
     
  9. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Agreed. The first one is for sure a cockerel. I think the second one is a cockerel as well, but I see the previous posters do not think so.
     
  10. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:There's always the chance that it can be an early maturing hen, but odds are you've got a boy. The comb and feathers are saying rooster. [​IMG]
     

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