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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickensinCT, May 30, 2017.

  1. chickensinCT

    chickensinCT Just Hatched

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    This black and white EE is ~12 weeks old and I cannot tell if it is rooster or hen. No real crowing yet, just some pathetic attempts, feathers are deceiving, and was told comb is not a good indicator in these guys. Any help sexing "Cleo" would be appreciated. Thanks !! IMG_0240.JPG
     
  2. ECSandCCFS

    ECSandCCFS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like you have a roo there. It looks like there are some long, pointy (sickle) feathers forming near his tail, and his comb looks pretty red for that age, even though it is harder to tell with the comb in this type bird.
     
  3. chickensinCT

    chickensinCT Just Hatched

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    That's what I was afraid of :(, everyone else is a hen so I guess 1 out of 6 isn't bad
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Cockerel, the red leakage on its wings is usually an indicator for a cockerel with Easter Eggers, as well as its larger redder pea comb.
     

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