2 month old Easter egger. Do I have a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MrMatt83, May 16, 2017.

  1. MrMatt83

    MrMatt83 Just Hatched

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    IMG_2795.JPG IMG_2796.JPG This is the bird in question. Only one of my four EEs that has a comb like that and that color.
     
  2. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

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    I think rooster. He's soo pretty!
     
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel. Too developed in the comb to be a pullet at 8 weeks plus there's the darker red patch on the wing.
     
  4. Auntie Moose

    Auntie Moose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My full grown EE hen doesn't have that large or red of a comb.
     
  5. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Overrun With Chickens

    I agree, handsome cockerel. :)

    ~Alex
     
  6. MrMatt83

    MrMatt83 Just Hatched

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    Thanks. I have a new home lined up for him but I'm going to hang on to him for a little while longer.
     
  7. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Gorgeous cockerel, wish he was mine [​IMG]
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    100% male. The solid red in the wingbows tells you that as much as the comb. And I do believe I see pointy saddle feathers coming in now, too. Are you sure this kid is only 8 weeks old? Seems a tad older to me, but in any case, yup, boy! Usually, you don't see pointy saddle feathers already in at 8 weeks old, more like 12 weeks old, or that's the way it was on all of my Ameraucana males.
     
  9. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Overrun With Chickens

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    That is one of the most handsome cocks I have ever seen!!!! You're one lucky person!
     
  10. MrMatt83

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    Thanks. Definitely a rooster he started crowing in the morning. He's about 11 weeks old now we brought him and his sisters home on March 6th as couple day old chicks. We decided to hang on to him as well.
     

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