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Unsure on 4 Easter Eggers Sex

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The chicks are 11 weeks old and I seem to have a large number of roosters. There's only 1 I'm sure is a hen. These four I'm unsure of, though I'm hoping they are hens.

These 3 black and whites in the front are in question. Their combs are a little pink, but not nearly as big or red as the known roosters.

This brown and black one. It's comb is also not as big and red.

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Do they have pea combs? If so, you can look for the three rows indicating rooster. By the pics, it looks like they do have pea combs.

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Yes, they all have pea combs. I'll look closer and see how many rows I see.

post #4 of 7
The white one up front with a lot of black looks like a roo. It's kinda hard to tell without a closer pic.
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I went and sat with them awhile. The black headed white one has irredecent tail feathers, so that's a roo. I'm fairly certain the middle white one with a fluffy neck is a hen. The other two are probably roos, but I'm going to hold out hope for a little longer. So out of 12 chicks, there's 2 hens, 2 uncertain, and 8 roos. I have super bad luck with straight run.

Anyone need a bunch of easter egger roosters? ;-)
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Buying straight run, is how hatcheries dump a lot of their  cockerel chicks- unless folks plain to eat the excess, straight run is no bargain.

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I got them from a local guy. He doesn't sex any except what is sex linked already. I'd hope it was just bad luck and not anything else.
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