12 week old EE Hen or Roo?

Birkbabe

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My old thread is buried so posting a new one. :)
12 1/2 weeks old. Can you tell the gender?
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Birkbabe

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Aug 6, 2014
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Thanks! That is the direction I was leaning. I can't find any sickle feathers either. The bright colors were throwing me for awhile. Fingers crossed.
 

AfewBricks

In the Brooder
6 Years
Aug 31, 2013
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I thought red splotches on the wings and shoulders were telltale signs? Any posture pics?
 

Michael OShay

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Dark red splotches that arent usually part of the overall pattern are rooster sign.
X2 on that, and looking at it in the blowup, I think I might be seeing the beginning of a rooster's emerging sickle feathers (my old eyes aren't what they used to be however). I hope for your sake I'm wrong, but I'm thinking you likely have an Easter Egger rooster.
 

AfewBricks

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Aug 31, 2013
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Fshinggrl, you're not the first one. Its a beautiful bird, and pullets, although pretty, are never beautiful.
 

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