Could this Easter Egger be a rooster?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by itsjess, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. itsjess

    itsjess Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello!
    I have two Easter Eggers that are supposed to be pullets but I'm thinking one is starting to look like a roo. I could sure use some other opinions.

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    Here they are when I first got them. I feel the top one is about 1 week old here and the bottom one is younger (suspect)

    The next few images are what they look like now, 3 weeks later. The bottom one is looking quite a bit lighter and its comb seems more prominent. I also attached a close up of the comb. It also doesn't have much of a tail.

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    These are only my 4th EEs and the other two were hens and had a lot more brown. Let me know what you think. All EE pictures are welcome!!!
     
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, the second one does look to be a cockerel. If you look at the comb it has 3 rows of bumps while the pullet chick has one. In most cases the 3 rows indicate male.
     
  3. itsjess

    itsjess Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what I was afraid of. :hit

    Thanks for the speedy response! I will post weekly pictures of them until I'm 100% sure it's a roo.
     

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