black java or australorp? still trying to decide if its a boy or girl

Kelson

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Can I throw This cutie in again for debate?
This one is some kind of mix.I wanna say boy, but it isn't developing a wattle at all. I have one boy I'm positive about a month younger with decent wattle already.
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Kelson

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You can see the rooster saddle feathers starting to come in on the barred one.
Thats what I thought those were, Thats why I added the picture of them. :)
I haven't had chickens since I was a young child, so this is my 1st endeavor of sexing chickens myself.
They both have pea combs and no waddles. Easter Egger mix cockerels.
I wasnt sure about the comb on the barred. its kindof inbetween-ish. lol My white EE roo (that we lost yesterday) had a classic peacomb. Both these sit much farther up, so they are also considered peacombs as well? Sorry Im still learning. Only thing I was in charge with when we had chickens when I was younger was gathering eggs, feed, water, and cleaning the coop.

So is there any way to tell if they have the green/blue gene if we breed them?
 

Kelson

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Funky pea combs, yes, but still pea combs. You can get 'off' pea combs when a chicken is a mixed breed.
Ok, awesome. Thanks so much for the info! I just love learning about these chicks. Its becoming addicting. :)
The pea comb and the blue egg gene are usually inherited together. Odds are good that they have it to pass on, but you won't know until you try.
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Thats news to my ears! fingers crossed they got the blue egg gene to pass on, guess we will find out eventually!
 

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