What gender???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by heather75, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. heather75

    heather75 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi.....I am new to posting here at BYC but have used this site for information for a long time. You guys are wonderful!!! I was hoping maybe you could help me solve a mystery. My largest hen (or so I thought) started crowing this morning! I believe she/he is about 18 weeks old and I am shocked that it might actually be a roo. I can't believe I had no idea until today although now, I think I see multiple traits of a rooster that I have somehow ignored up until this point. I was wondering if you could give me your opinions as to what it's gender might be.... her/his name is Scratch.[​IMG] Scratch was sold to us as Aruacana but I believe she/he is most likely an EE. He/she is much larger and taller than any of my other chickens. I will try to attach a couple of photos. They are the best I have at the moment but I can try to take some better ones later today.


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    Thank you in advance for your help! I am new to keeping chickens and I'm learning all the time. I love them though and wonder why I waited so long to get some. Thanks again!
    Heather
     
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is A Rooster !
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    ee roo
     
  4. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya that is a ROO for sure.
    the tail and the point feathers all along the neck.
    Pretty though [​IMG]
     
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    that's a nice EE cockerel :) he has nice long slender and pointed hackles and his saddles are also coming through and will also be long slender and pointed.
     
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  6. AraucanaAnnie

    AraucanaAnnie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry, but Scratch is a rooster. He is gorgeous! I hope you keep him!! And, [​IMG]
     
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  7. heather75

    heather75 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for your help! We love him already and will try to keep him. We are allowed to have roosters here but I don't want to upset my neighbors if he becomes too noisy. Although we live in rural PA we have some pretty close neighbors so I will have make sure they don't mind if he stays. Thanks again for the help and the warm welcome.[​IMG]
     
  8. ChickenExtreme

    ChickenExtreme Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. heather75

    heather75 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!!! :)
     
  10. mommto3kiddos

    mommto3kiddos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Handsome fella you got there!!! :)
     
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