Boy or Girl Easter Egger??? Please let me know your opinion.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by acw123, May 23, 2011.

  1. acw123

    acw123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I had 13 Easter Eggers that I incubated and hatched. I could only keep a couple and really wanted at least 2 hens so picked those with good temperament and nice feathering and gave the others away at the age of almost 3 weeks. I am thinking that I REALLY should have waited longer because I suspect I have 3 boys and a girl. Looking for others opinions as these are my first Easter Eggers. I am basing my suspicions on their comb development but not sure if same rules apply to Easter Eggers as with my other chickens and their comb development.

    I think this is a girl
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    I am REALLY hoping Happy Feet is a girl but have my doubts
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    I think this one, Snow White, may actually be Prince Charming
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    I think Sandy might actually be a Danny
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  2. rhs7111

    rhs7111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first is a pullet, the second I can't tell because the photo is too blurry (can you post a close-up, straight on photo of his/her comb?), the third and fourth are cockerels.
     
  3. Ken F

    Ken F Out Of The Brooder

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    How old are they in these pics? Based on the 14 EE's I have (2 roos and 12 hens) they look like pullets to me.
     
  4. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    2 and 3 look female to me, 1 and 4 not sure
     
  5. acw123

    acw123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry I didn't list it, they are 5 weeks tomorrow. Here is a closer pic of #2. Sorry they may still be a little blurry.



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  6. rhs7111

    rhs7111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The photos of the combs have to be straight on and not blurry, else I can't help you with gender. I need to clearly see the comb. This blueish chick has a peacomb, correct? It looks like SHE does. [​IMG] A clear photo will confirm she is indeed a pullet, however.
     
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  7. acw123

    acw123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here is another pic of #2, head on and hopefully not blurry.

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  8. rhs7111

    rhs7111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a pullet---it looks like there is only one row of vertical bumps in her comb (pullet) as opposed to three vertical rows (roo) found in peacombed chickens.
     
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  9. Blue

    Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say 1 and 2 look like pullets, and 3 and 4 look like little roos to me. Maybe some of the people you gave chicks to would trade you.
     
  10. acw123

    acw123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks. I was really hoping that #2 was a pullet as well.
     

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