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What gender are these Easter Eggers?

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2 months old,
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post #2 of 7

They all look like roosters. :/ Full body shots would help though.

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 7
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Darn sad.png I'll try to get full body shots
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Originally Posted by angelikimarie View Post

Darn sad.png I'll try to get full body shots

check the neck and saddle hackle feathers- males have pointed hackle feathers and females have rounded hackle feathers.

post #5 of 7

If you are solid on 2 months (8 weeks), then I agree...they look like roosters all...but full body shots would be better.

 

 

That's a lot of pink/red comb on the lot for pullets for 8 weeks.

 

EE's also follow a general pattern wherein the boys will be blotchy in pattern like a quilt while the girls will have even patterns like a kaleidescope.

 

Any color blotch, especially red/brick/dark mahogany on the wing bows, will be male.

 

Black and white coloring is predominately male in the EE world. Gold partridge is usually female, but that is a lot of comb on that red bird, which is also not the typical gold hackle brown partridge pattern of a female EE.

 

Full body shots will help further.

 

LofMc

Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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post #6 of 7

If they just are 8 weeks old,  I'd say cockerels,  but they seem to be older than that to me.  Age can make a lot of difference.

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The green iridescent plumage is starting to show up, they are in fact Roos sad.png
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