What gender is this EE?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by americana-chick, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought this chick as a pullet but i think she is looking kinda rooish... I sure hope not though!
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  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I vote roo, but am not completely sure. That sure looks like saddle feathers and long hackle feathers to me!
     
  3. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its a rooster. If it were a hen, it wouldn't have the red leakage on the wings.


    ETA: I agree I see saddle feathers starting to develop as well.
     
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  4. The Fairy Godmartyr

    The Fairy Godmartyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say roo.
     
  5. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm gonna go with roo, but that comb sure looks like a pullets. Still tough the tail feathers kind of give it away. Very pretty rooster though. Where did you get him from?
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Cockerel.

    The gold on the neck is a dead giveaway, then the red on the wings is another sign.
     
  7. dldolan

    dldolan WineNChooks

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    Wow! Pretty! (I'm not language challenged, just oogling!)


    I need a course on color genetics...Why the gold on the neck and red in the wings is a giveaway? Is this like cats, where only the female can be calico?? Is there a good thread for me to read up on color genetics and all the terms i see bantied about by those of greater knowledge? Ouch! Giving myself a headache, but inquiring minds want to know!

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  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:It's just a general rule for duckwing, birchen, and wheaten coloring - Males can and should have coloration (silver, gold, or red) on the hackles, saddle, and shoulders while females simply don't. (well, birchen females have it on the neck, but only the neck. . .) This Easter Egger, like most, is duckwing based. Duckwing females can have red or gold coloration on the chest, and sometimes it spreads out to the rest of the body, but it cannot pop up in the neck like this cockerel is showing. (also, those gold feathers are hackles. A rooster trait.) It's just how duckwing patterning works.
     
  9. RainbowBirds_of_a_Feather

    RainbowBirds_of_a_Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aloha,

    I believe it to be a Cockerel that is maturing to a fine Rooster EE.
     
  10. LilChickCoop

    LilChickCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    roo [​IMG]
     

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