Back with my EE 12 weeks old now.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RinaRoo, May 20, 2019.

  1. RinaRoo

    RinaRoo Chirping

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    I'm not sure what the beginning of saddle feathers or spurs look like so what's the verdict? Pullet or Cockerel?
     

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  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Cockerel.
     
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  3. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Free Ranging

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    I think you have a little cockerel there :)
     
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  4. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Free Ranging

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    Handsome cockerel
     
  5. CityslickerHomestead

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    The pointy tail screams cockerel, but just to be sure, wait until 16 weeks.
     
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  6. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    Spur buds don't mean much, hens and roosters can have spurs, even if its far less common for a hen to have them. I have a hen that only grows one spur.
    At this age, the best way to tell is to look for saddle feathers, like the one your cockerel is growing below, and the size and color of the comb. An EE at this age will have a huge red comb, compared to sisters of the same age, as yours does as well.
    So yes, this is a cockerel.
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  7. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Easter Egger cockerel.
     
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