8 Week Easter Egger Mixes - Pullets or Cockerels?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RattleCan, May 28, 2016.

  1. RattleCan

    RattleCan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey all, I need to sell some of my eight week old birds and I'd like to know their genders for selling. I can guess on many but some have me confused. They're mixes (EE roos over EE, OE, Welsummer and Marans hens) and some have weird combs that I'm not even sure if they're pea combs or not. I'd really like your feedback on my gender guesses. Also, what would you call the combs on birds #2 and #14?


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  2. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you have a good handle on it. I've found I have problems with some of the mixes I've done, Easter egger, olive eggers where I've used welsumer and cream legbars That throws some pretty big combs, even on the girls into the mix.
    Now I have a situation where I added extra eggs in addition to the ones I wanted to hatch in the incubator. I don't know about some of them, but I'm not sure who their mother is. If they're a welsummer child or grandchild or an OE with both welsummer and cream legbar thrown in, they could be pullets with larger combs, especially if they're pale.
    I have different breeds and some of my hens have larger combs than my rooster.
     
  3. kharmon320

    kharmon320 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #16 makes me think cockerel due to the splotchy red starting to show up.
     

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