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11 week old Easter Egger-- guy or gal? [Updated w/ new photo]

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 6chicksinatub, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. 6chicksinatub

    6chicksinatub Out Of The Brooder

    May 6, 2011
    This is Sarah Connor. Please excuse her back end, she gets pecked at a lot by another chicken we've got. The pecker may be moving out soon if she doesn't clean up her act.
    I'm unsure of Sarah's gender.
    She's got single looking comb, which I've read is girly.
    But she's got the black and white (with beetle green) which I've read is mannish.
    She's the largest or a close 2nd largest bird in our flock, but is not aggressive at all
    and routinely gets pecked on by a far smaller California White, the pecker-- that doesn't seem very rooster-like.
    But she seems built more like a roo with her long legs and neck, and her pretty erect posture.
    And then there's the lack of any tail or saddle feathers.
    (The purple is Blue-Kote.)
    Any ideas?
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2011
  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    I'm thinking Rooster, but the lack of tail feathers are throwing me off.
  3. ReikiStar

    ReikiStar Chillin' With My Peeps

  4. newlyweds

    newlyweds Pearl of the Prairie

    Mar 12, 2010
    Southeast Texas
    Looks like a Silver Laced Cochin rooster to me!
  5. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Sarah is not an Easter Egger..................Sarah is a Silver Laced Cochin

    Sarah is not a pullet, he is a cockerel. When the picker is pulled, and feathers regrow, saddle feathers will also grow - they tend to start showing up around 12 weeks of age or so.
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You have a Silver Laced Cochin cockerel there.
  7. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2011
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    Though it'd be super fun to mix him with an Easter Egger!
  8. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 28, 2011
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    Though it'd be super fun to mix him with an Easter Egger!

    Cochins are not that tall and skinny. I bet it's a mixed Cochin/EE.
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2011
  9. 6chicksinatub

    6chicksinatub Out Of The Brooder

    May 6, 2011
    "Assorted Ameraucana Pullets" is what the sign said at the feed store. I figured "she" was really an EE after reading a few posts on one of the BYC Ameracauna threads. I also gathered that EEs were such a mixed bag that just about anything that laid or came out of green/blue eggs was an EE.
    We had some chicken friends suggest that Sarah might be a Cochin because of her wildly feathered feet, but that body shape and posture kept me wondering.

    Edited to add "Assorted", for accuracy.
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2011
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Many hatchery Cochins are more spindly than they should be so could easily just be a low quality SL Cochin with no EE in there at all.

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