Originally Posted by junebuggena
The pink comb, combined with the deep red on the shoulders means you have a cockerel. No doubt.
x3 Definitely a rooster
Originally Posted by henny1129
Oh gosh, I'm thinking I was wrong by thinking it was a pullet. So I'm wondering, does red on the wings mean it is a cockerel for EE's? I'm trying to learn how to identify the gender in EE's so that's why I'm wondering. Oh, and also when the chicken is red in most places, will it be a cockerel if the wings are a darker shade of red? I knew some about this tip with the EE's but not a lot, so I'm wondering.
First, at 8 to 9 weeks of age, any bird with that much pink comb is male, especially for pea comb types. Yes in (dare I say *all*) breeds, red wing bars means male. (Can't think of any breed where females have red wing bars, even some exotic breeds...but I don't know every exotic breed).
In EE's in particular, red wing bars will mean male, so will patchy coloring. Males look like a color block quilt or base color with splotches of secondary pattern while females have even patterning like a kaleidescope.
The bird in question has both red fleshy comb at 8 to 9 weeks and what appears to be blotchy coloring. My monitor is not showing deep red on the wings but there is a deeper brown that could be appearing which can also be indicative. (I have had some EE and mix breed pullets have darkening on the wing bows that later blended in...but if you see brick or red or mahogony, it is male).