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Ah, the EE thread is the exception to the rule. I think their may be a Silkie thread also; both breeds are notoriously difficult to sex. But in general, it's best to make your own thread for your questions and photos.

Have you considered a no-crow collar if the bird is in fact a cockerel? They do not always work but they can sometimes be very effective in reducing the volume and frequency of crowing. They can be purchased premade but can also be made at home for under $10 and with little effort; all that is needed is Velcro and scissors.

No-crow collar?! I've never heard of this. I'll have to look into it! Thanks!!
post #22 of 26
I got a close up of one EE's comb. Does three rows automatically mean a rooster?
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I got a close up of one EE's comb. Does three rows automatically mean a rooster?


Don't worry, that's a pullet, not a rooster :)

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Don't worry, that's a pullet, not a rooster smile.png

That's a relief!! If you have a moment, what makes you sure?
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That's a relief!! If you have a moment, what makes you sure?


Well, at a glance I can't see any red on the comb that sticks out to me. Roosters at this age would have way more color showing than this. Also, her feather show nice, thick, broad feathers, and no saddle feathers. It totally has that "hen" look going, nothing at all showing roo.


Edited by ftfarmer22 - 4/7/16 at 9:04pm
post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by pheebster View Post

I got a close up of one EE's comb. Does three rows automatically mean a rooster?

Three rows does show more often in cockerels, but it is by no means a definite rooster thing. So far the comb appears to be very small and quite pale pink, so I'd say it looks like a pullet as of now. That said, EEs are incredibly tricky to sex and I've seen many who failed to show obvious cockerel characteristics until 12-14 weeks! Sexing EEs is a very subtle thing.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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