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Is my easter egger pullet actually a boy?

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Hi! I'm new here and we're very new to having chickens. We have 1 chick, an easter egger, who is much bigger than all the others. They were all the same size and age when we bought them. This one is pretty aggressive and just won't leave the other chicks alone. She's always jumping on their backs and pushing them around. We've started wondering if SHE might actually be a HE. Or maybe she's just a bully? Is there any way to tell at only 3 weeks?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!Thanks so much!
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I think it's a cockerel because of the comb(it had 3 rows of 'peas' and they're fairly big for the age I think) and the color.  I've heard that on EEs the males tend to feather in more black and white, but that is not always the case.  

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Thanks. That's what we were afraid of. We're in the city limits and roosters aren't allowed. And of course this chick is my daughter's favorite. How long until it starts crowing?
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Hi SEA24!

I have had to deal with Rosters in the city as well. The age that a cock starts crowing is dependent on the breed. When you put him/her outside with the others you will have to keep an ear out for him/her if he starts crowing. Hope that this helped you! 

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I am a God fearing child of the Lord, living in the Evergreen State. 

I love books including but not limited to... the Bible, Lord of the Rings, Hobbit, Wings of Fire. 

I have a mini farm with around 50 chickens, 10 ducks, 2 Great Danes, and 3 farm cats, and five kittens born on June 10!

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post #6 of 8

That is a whole lot of comb for such a young chick. Cockerel.

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agree

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post #8 of 8

I say a cock as well. Wait a few weeks then post a picture to clarify. :)

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