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I bought 40 Pullets from a Hatchery 6 weeks ago and several have turned out Cockerels. I re-homed 4 so far and found another one crowing this morning. I need help sexing another 6 week old Easter Egger Pullet that hasn't crowed, but suspect might also be another Cockerel. 1-2-3 pictures are of Pullet and 4th picture is Pullet on the left Cockerel on the right. I see red feathers coming out on wing, back and shoulders, chest hasn't turn dark yet, also comb isn't as pronounced as the Cockerel. Any help would be appreciated. I'm at my limit of Roosters and don't need anymore crowing........... :cd

I Raise Blue, Black and Splash Silverudd's Isbars, Swedish Black Hens ( Svart Honas ) , Black, Black Copper, Blue, Splash, Cuckoo and White Marans, Ameraucana's ( Easter Eggers ), Welsummer's.....Always looking for that perfect "EGG".....Looking for Breeders in California that ship Chicks from Dark Egg Breeds such as Black Copper Marans , Cool looking feathered Easter Eggers

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I Raise Blue, Black and Splash Silverudd's Isbars, Swedish Black Hens ( Svart Honas ) , Black, Black Copper, Blue, Splash, Cuckoo and White Marans, Ameraucana's ( Easter Eggers ), Welsummer's.....Always looking for that perfect "EGG".....Looking for Breeders in California that ship Chicks from Dark Egg Breeds such as Black Copper Marans , Cool looking feathered Easter Eggers

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Originally Posted by lilcougar4 View Post
 

I bought 40 Pullets from a Hatchery 6 weeks ago and several have turned out Cockerels. I re-homed 4 so far and found another one crowing this morning. I need help sexing another 6 week old Easter Egger Pullet that hasn't crowed, but suspect might also be another Cockerel. 1-2-3 pictures are of Pullet and 4th picture is Pullet on the left Cockerel on the right. I see red feathers coming out on wing, back and shoulders, chest hasn't turn dark yet, also comb isn't as pronounced as the Cockerel. Any help would be appreciated. I'm at my limit of Roosters and don't need anymore crowing........... :cd

Cockerel. And due to the mixed up pattern genetics that Easter Eggers can have, males don't always develop solid black chests. 

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Thank you......That's what I'm think too. I always go by this quot "If they're Flashy Cockerel if they're Drab Pullet". I was really hoping I would get more Pullets. This shipment of 40 pullets came with 1 DOA and 1 had twisted beak and died 2 weeks latter, so put my odds lower. Remaining 38 so far have 6 Cockerels 32 Pullets. I think the sexing guru was on vacation that week.:th 


Edited by lilcougar4 - 12/16/16 at 1:11pm

I Raise Blue, Black and Splash Silverudd's Isbars, Swedish Black Hens ( Svart Honas ) , Black, Black Copper, Blue, Splash, Cuckoo and White Marans, Ameraucana's ( Easter Eggers ), Welsummer's.....Always looking for that perfect "EGG".....Looking for Breeders in California that ship Chicks from Dark Egg Breeds such as Black Copper Marans , Cool looking feathered Easter Eggers

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I Raise Blue, Black and Splash Silverudd's Isbars, Swedish Black Hens ( Svart Honas ) , Black, Black Copper, Blue, Splash, Cuckoo and White Marans, Ameraucana's ( Easter Eggers ), Welsummer's.....Always looking for that perfect "EGG".....Looking for Breeders in California that ship Chicks from Dark Egg Breeds such as Black Copper Marans , Cool looking feathered Easter Eggers

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post #11784 of 12106

They only guarantee 90% accuracy but they missed in your case. What hatchery was it?

2 each: Black Australorp, Salmon Faverolles, 1 each Ancona, Easter Egger. From Ideal Poultry, hatched June 12, 2012


2 JGs (non standard BAs??), 2 White Rocks, 2 EEs. From Meyer, hatched June 8, 2015



Bruce

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2 each: Black Australorp, Salmon Faverolles, 1 each Ancona, Easter Egger. From Ideal Poultry, hatched June 12, 2012


2 JGs (non standard BAs??), 2 White Rocks, 2 EEs. From Meyer, hatched June 8, 2015



Bruce

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post #11785 of 12106

It was Ideal Poultry out of Texas! I could see if they sent extras for heating and they were Cockerels, but no extras.

I Raise Blue, Black and Splash Silverudd's Isbars, Swedish Black Hens ( Svart Honas ) , Black, Black Copper, Blue, Splash, Cuckoo and White Marans, Ameraucana's ( Easter Eggers ), Welsummer's.....Always looking for that perfect "EGG".....Looking for Breeders in California that ship Chicks from Dark Egg Breeds such as Black Copper Marans , Cool looking feathered Easter Eggers

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I Raise Blue, Black and Splash Silverudd's Isbars, Swedish Black Hens ( Svart Honas ) , Black, Black Copper, Blue, Splash, Cuckoo and White Marans, Ameraucana's ( Easter Eggers ), Welsummer's.....Always looking for that perfect "EGG".....Looking for Breeders in California that ship Chicks from Dark Egg Breeds such as Black Copper Marans , Cool looking feathered Easter Eggers

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post #11786 of 12106
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Originally Posted by lilcougar4 View Post

I bought 40 Pullets from a Hatchery 6 weeks ago and several have turned out Cockerels. I re-homed 4 so far and found another one crowing this morning. I need help sexing another 6 week old Easter Egger Pullet that hasn't crowed, but suspect might also be another Cockerel. 1-2-3 pictures are of Pullet and 4th picture is Pullet on the left Cockerel on the right. I see red feathers coming out on wing, back and shoulders, chest hasn't turn dark yet, also comb isn't as pronounced as the Cockerel. Any help would be appreciated. I'm at my limit of Roosters and don't need anymore crowing........... D.gif






I know what you mean about too much crowing! City chickens. Have child's sock around the neck of EE roo who sleeps in a box in the house so as not to disturb the neighbor's. He is learning the word "quiet"! But then...from outside comes a middle of the night crow! It turns out to be my nearly 8 yr. old EE hen "Honey"! Yes. It's true...she used to lay pretty blue eggs.
post #11787 of 12106
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It was Ideal Poultry out of Texas! I could see if they sent extras for heating and they were Cockerels, but no extras.

 

My initial 12 in 2012 came from Ideal. I was much luckier than you, they hit 100%. So did Meyer last year. I know my "time" is coming, can't always get so lucky. Then I have a problem. DD1 won't eat an egg that COULD have become a chicken so no roosters here. And she wouldn't deal well with those of us in the family that are not vegetarian eating it nor giving it to someone that would.

2 each: Black Australorp, Salmon Faverolles, 1 each Ancona, Easter Egger. From Ideal Poultry, hatched June 12, 2012


2 JGs (non standard BAs??), 2 White Rocks, 2 EEs. From Meyer, hatched June 8, 2015



Bruce

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2 each: Black Australorp, Salmon Faverolles, 1 each Ancona, Easter Egger. From Ideal Poultry, hatched June 12, 2012


2 JGs (non standard BAs??), 2 White Rocks, 2 EEs. From Meyer, hatched June 8, 2015



Bruce

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post #11788 of 12106
I have some six week old babies. Two are colored and patterned to suggest they are boys, but their combs are completely yellow. Another one has a very pink comb, and has always been an obvious boy. What age would you accept the comb as the definitive sign?
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I figured I'd post some pics so you can see what I'm talking about.
Ava on the left, Fabio (obvious cockerel) on the right.

Ava...

Sophia (obvious pullet), Fabio, Scarlet...

Sophia (pullet)...

Scarlet...
post #11790 of 12106
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I have some six week old babies. Two are colored and patterned to suggest they are boys, but their combs are completely yellow. Another one has a very pink comb, and has always been an obvious boy. What age would you accept the comb as the definitive sign?

Red comb by 8 weeks of age and patchy coloring are the best early indicators. At 6 weeks old, they are still a bit young for red in the combs.

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