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Easter egger help, is this a roo?

post #1 of 9
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We have 3 Easter eggers that are probably about 5 wks old. They were sold to my father in law as pullets from Southern States. However I have some serious doubts that this girl is really a girl so some help would be greatly appreciated.

The partridge color one is our suspect. The black/white and the gray one I'm fairly confident are girls.

post #2 of 9

Nothing is shouting rooster. I think she is a pullet. :)

Breeds I raise: Easter Eggers, Naked Necks, PROJECT white d'Uccles, Mille fleur d'Uccles, RI reds, Barred PR's, Assorted Cochins, GLW's, Sexlinks, Mutts, and one Lavender Orpington!

Turkeys: Bourbon Red ~ Standard Bronze

Ducks: Blue ripple and black Muscovys

 

 

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Breeds I raise: Easter Eggers, Naked Necks, PROJECT white d'Uccles, Mille fleur d'Uccles, RI reds, Barred PR's, Assorted Cochins, GLW's, Sexlinks, Mutts, and one Lavender Orpington!

Turkeys: Bourbon Red ~ Standard Bronze

Ducks: Blue ripple and black Muscovys

 

 

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post #3 of 9

I think you need to wait it out a little more. I was absolutely POSITIVE I had a rooster in my bunch, and I was 100% wrong. She is VERY much a pullet (she definitely lays eggs, caught her laying). I have pictures from when she was younger, but I can't access them right this minute.

post #4 of 9
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I really hope it's a pullet. We have a small Dominique flock and have a rooster already so we definitely can't deal with another.

How long should we wait
post #5 of 9

I'd say at least a few more weeks before making a decision. These guys are tricky little buggers. If you happen to hear a crow before then then you really know you have your answer, but it doesn't scream rooster to me.

 

Try to get a few better feather shots near the tail, and look to see if they're more rounded. I don't see any that look pointed, but it's hard to tell in your pics.

post #6 of 9
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Thanks. I'll take some feather pics in the morning and post them
post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
Hopefully these pictures will help.
The color of her comb looks more vibrant in the picture than it really is. It's the slightest orangish where her skin meets the comb








There's no splotches of red/burgandy anywhere on her as of now.
Edited by BeachMomma - 4/15/16 at 8:53am
post #8 of 9

Yea, it doesn't scream roo. It reminds me a lot of when Tiny was little. She had feathering like that and I was SO sure she was a cockerel. She proved me wrong. As of right now, it looks like you have a pullet.

post #9 of 9
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Thank you so much for the help! Crossing fingers we do get eggs and not crowing haha.
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