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Need help with sexing. I have an EE chick sprouting suspicious tail feathers

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I got home from work, went out to the coop, and to my dismay, one of my Easter Egger chicks has new feathers that look different. Am I being paranoid or do I have a cockerel?
Edited by cowchipss - 10/14/15 at 4:24pm

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In the incubation stages of planning my next flock. ~:>

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"A cowchip is paradise for a fly"- Savvy Sayin's - True Wisdom from the Real West by Ken Alstad

 

In the incubation stages of planning my next flock. ~:>

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"A cowchip is paradise for a fly"- Savvy Sayin's - True Wisdom from the Real West by Ken Alstad

 

In the incubation stages of planning my next flock. ~:>

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post #3 of 17
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These seemed to sprout up over night. sad.png(

"A cowchip is paradise for a fly"- Savvy Sayin's - True Wisdom from the Real West by Ken Alstad

 

In the incubation stages of planning my next flock. ~:>

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"A cowchip is paradise for a fly"- Savvy Sayin's - True Wisdom from the Real West by Ken Alstad

 

In the incubation stages of planning my next flock. ~:>

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post #4 of 17
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Do I have a cockerel here? I'm planning to look at pictures tonight and review the types of feathering but this doesn't look good for me.

"A cowchip is paradise for a fly"- Savvy Sayin's - True Wisdom from the Real West by Ken Alstad

 

In the incubation stages of planning my next flock. ~:>

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"A cowchip is paradise for a fly"- Savvy Sayin's - True Wisdom from the Real West by Ken Alstad

 

In the incubation stages of planning my next flock. ~:>

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post #5 of 17

It looks like a pullet to me :) But we can wait for the experts to weigh in.

post #6 of 17

How old?

post #7 of 17

Looks like a pullet. That feather pattern make them look more pointed than they actually are. Pretty girl!

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~ Celia, a third generation Homesteader raising Chickens, Turkeys, and Ducks on an Off grid Homestead in rural Tennessee.

 

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post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by junebuggena View Post
 

How old?

8 weeks this past Monday.... 8}

"A cowchip is paradise for a fly"- Savvy Sayin's - True Wisdom from the Real West by Ken Alstad

 

In the incubation stages of planning my next flock. ~:>

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"A cowchip is paradise for a fly"- Savvy Sayin's - True Wisdom from the Real West by Ken Alstad

 

In the incubation stages of planning my next flock. ~:>

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post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by mymilliefleur View Post
 

Looks like a pullet. That feather pattern make them look more pointed than they actually are. Pretty girl!


Thanks mymilliefleur! Everything I looked at while I was anxiously awaiting replies indicated that the cockerel would have a different color pattern as well as different shaped feathers.

"A cowchip is paradise for a fly"- Savvy Sayin's - True Wisdom from the Real West by Ken Alstad

 

In the incubation stages of planning my next flock. ~:>

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"A cowchip is paradise for a fly"- Savvy Sayin's - True Wisdom from the Real West by Ken Alstad

 

In the incubation stages of planning my next flock. ~:>

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post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by alanabug View Post
 

It looks like a pullet to me :) But we can wait for the experts to weigh in.


I hope so! One thing that can throw me off is that I'm raising several different breeds and they might mature slightly differently and then I start to thinking..... ~;>

"A cowchip is paradise for a fly"- Savvy Sayin's - True Wisdom from the Real West by Ken Alstad

 

In the incubation stages of planning my next flock. ~:>

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"A cowchip is paradise for a fly"- Savvy Sayin's - True Wisdom from the Real West by Ken Alstad

 

In the incubation stages of planning my next flock. ~:>

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