Will my roo EVER have wattles???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kittykittykitty, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. kittykittykitty

    kittykittykitty Luvin My Chickies

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    This is my 6 week old EE roo. He just has this black fuzz under his head where the wattles are supposed to be. My BO hens already have some wattles growing in.

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  2. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    No. EE's generally do not have wattles if they are bearded.

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  3. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gorgeous Rooster!!
     
  4. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    As I understand it, the gene that causes bearding also reduces wattle size. On my EE boy, I can see a bit of red where wattles would be if he had them on his sweet, puffy face [​IMG]
     
  5. Rancho Libertad

    Rancho Libertad Out Of The Brooder

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    Greetings -
    My Ameraucana Roo does not have a wattle, although he does have too much a comb for show. At any rate, he is the sweetest Rooster and our hens love him! He has a very gentle touch [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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