12 week old EE Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Birkbabe, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. Birkbabe

    Birkbabe Out Of The Brooder

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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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  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most likely a pullet. I see no sickle feathers and that Easter Egger looks small.
     
  3. Birkbabe

    Birkbabe Out Of The Brooder

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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.
     
  4. AfewBricks

    AfewBricks Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought red splotches on the wings and shoulders were telltale signs? Any posture pics?
     
  5. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dark red splotches that arent usually part of the overall pattern are rooster sign.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    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.
     
  7. Birkbabe

    Birkbabe Out Of The Brooder

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    Ugh. Really hope not. :(
    Here is the back if that helps at all.

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  8. Kiaton

    Kiaton Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks more like a pullet but it's hard to tell. What do he/she act like?
     
  9. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the edge of insanity
    I didn't want to be the first one to say that I still suspect it is a cockerel. :oops:. There is still hope. A couple more weeks!
     
  10. AfewBricks

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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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