5 week old Easter Egger?

ChickNik01

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I have what I think is an Easter Egger. 5 weeks today. From all of my research on here I cannot for the life of me figure out how to sex EEs. Maybe it's too early, but I was FINALLY able to get a few pictures. Of all 5 chicks, Popcorn is the hardest to get a hold of. Always has to be right with another when they free range. The pictures aren't great but maybe you can see something to identify him/her?
Thanks!
 

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Is there anything I can look out for in the next few weeks im case it's a boy?
If it starts to crow, or the comb turns bright red (when all the others still have pale combs), those would be good signs of being a male.

After about 4 months old, bright red combs can also mean females getting ready to start laying. But as young chicks, bright red combs usually mean males.
 
I assume you are only asking about the grey one? In that case pullet is my vote.

Red one with the comb and wattle looks to be a roo though.
 
If it starts to crow, or the comb turns bright red (when all the others still have pale combs), those would be good signs of being a male.

After about 4 months old, bright red combs can also mean females getting ready to start laying. But as young chicks, bright red combs usually mean males.
Thank you! She is our only Easter Egger in the bunch. Can I still compare her comb color to other breeds?
 
Thank you! She is our only Easter Egger in the bunch. Can I still compare her comb color to other breeds?
Yes, you can compare comb color between breeds. It won't be quite as accurate as comparing with the same breed, but if you have one that is MUCH redder than the others it still means something :)

Different breeds have different comb sizes, and Easter Egger often have smaller combs than many other breeds, so comparing comb size is probably not very useful in this case.
 

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