7 1/2 week old Olive Egger - still a girl?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dogdoc, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. dogdoc

    dogdoc Chirping

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    Here is my 7 1/2 week old possible Olive Egger. I was told that mom is a lavender Ameraucana and dad a Maran (I think a BCM?) - or was it the other way around...

    She is at the top of the pecking order. Hoping she's just an assertive hen since I'd rather not deal with trading her back and introducing a substitute.

    Thanks for any help! :)

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  2. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I would say rooster. Stands like a boy and the comb looks pretty red already. is there wattles (under the beak)forming already?
     
  3. dogdoc

    dogdoc Chirping

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    I just knew someone was going to ask for a wattle shot! I tried but just couldn't get an up close non-blurry shot LOL.

    There is just the barest hint of wattles starting to grow, but no more than, say, my light brahma or very feminine BO who are the same age. (uh oh I hope my second-in-the-pecking-order Light Brahma isn't also questionable!)

    Here's the best shot I have of wattles:
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    Thank you!!!
     
  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

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    thats an awful red and raised comb for 7 weeks old. I'd say roo
     
  5. NJchixs

    NJchixs Songster

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    I'm sorry, I agree, it is awful red for seven weeks. Could the age be wrong? Don't trade it in yet, wait another week and see.
     
  6. dogdoc

    dogdoc Chirping

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    Thanks for your input everyone! I still keep hoping that Matilda is a pullet since she's good at paying attention to her surroundings and sound the alarm if something happens (cat walks by, etc). Guess I'll hang tight and wait for crowing for now...
     
  7. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Songster

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    At 7 weeks with a comb that red? I'm thinking cockerel. I would keep him! Make some Olive Egger babies [​IMG]
     
  8. dogdoc

    dogdoc Chirping

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    Would love to have a roo, but can't where I am in the middle of suburbia :(
     
  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Cockerel


    But just a bit of advice, never sex a chick by its posture. Never.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    That's the rooster's job.........

    I'm going with the majority and saying it's a little cockeral.
     

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