Who wants to play EE hen vs roo (again)?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 12lilfeet, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. 12lilfeet

    12lilfeet Out Of The Brooder

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    Please help me figure out if we have an EE Roo. These 'girls' are about 11weeks old.
    Emma in front & Bunny in back
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    Ok so what do you think?? Are either of these Roos?
     
  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    both appear to be pullets but do watch out for bunny that 2 toned coloring however is a concern but not to much as it doesnt appear to be to dark
     
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  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    comb and wattle development take time on EE's. also at 11 weeks you would not see ony long slinder pointed hackles and saddles as those do not start to come in until they are 13-15 weeks of age, also given the pattern on the feathers it makes them look pointed.

    the buff does appear to be a cockerel in the first pic but a pullet in the 2nd
     
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  5. 12lilfeet

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    Thanks. :) Not sure if they are mixed. They came from Meyer this October.
    Here another one of each.
    Bunny is quite bearded.
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    But Emma is not. She is often stretching her neck like this, she's nosy!
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  6. 12lilfeet

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    It's that nosy behavior that got me thinking. But Bunny tends to charge the flock a lot. I'm a chicken newbie so don't know it that's just her maintaining her order.
     
  7. hdowden

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    re-post in about 4 weeks then we can for sure tell you gender basied on feather development. emma is 5,000% pullet but bunny i am iffy on due to coloring mainly but also the looks of the tail as the sickles look more of that of a cockerels
     
  8. 12lilfeet

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    Wow! Didn't think it would go that way... Wasn't that concerned about Bunny! This will be interesting then. I'll be sure to update soon!
    Thank you so much hdowden!
     
  9. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, can you get closer pics of bunny's tail? I think I see rooster feathers too.

    The other is undeniably female. Males don't come in that color.
     
  10. 12lilfeet

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    Ok. Here ya go. :)
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