4 month old EE- male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 2BHeld, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. 2BHeld

    2BHeld New Egg

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    Talkative hen or rooster? S/he's about four months old and was sold to us as an Ameraucana, but from reading other posts we're guessing s/he's an EE?
     
  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    EE (green legs) and rooster (red bars on shoulders, spiky hackle feathers, and sickle feathers coming in at tail).
    At least that's what I'm seeing in the photo.
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  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    My friend had one just like this as a chick at a few weeks old I told him it was a rooster since it had the dark red on the shoulders. Few months later and it looked just like yours does now, then after a few more months she was laying blue eggs. Does this bird have saddle feathers? Can you get a picture of its back?
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    X2 on more pictures of this EE, the patchy color and the tail feathers say boy, but at 16-18 weeks that is a really girly head, would expect more comb/wattle development in a roo.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Based on the red patchy coloring and curved/pointed tail feathers, I'm going to say cockerel. But I agree that the head is pullet-y, so I would wait and see. More photos would help.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm pretty sure that you have a rooster. Red coloring on the wings is a common color pattern of male Easter Eggers. I'm also seeing some curly tail feathers.
     
  7. 2BHeld

    2BHeld New Egg

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    Thanks so much for your responses.
    Here are some pics of his/her head and back.
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  8. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    yup I see saddle feathers, so he is a rooster
     
  9. BantamLover21

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  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree, rooster.

    I also have a pullet that started out with darker patches on the wings I just wrote off as a cockerel at about 2 months, then didn't really look at her for a few months. Her darker wings were never this dark, and the color smoothed out over the entire body. I do agree this boy is a little slow maturing, but the triple row on the pea comb, and the saddle feathers coming in all mean male. Crowing won't be far away.
     

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