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Dorothy the Easter Egger

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by meredithfp, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. meredithfp

    meredithfp Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm thinking it's still too early to determine Dorothy's gender, so I'm starting a thread that I'll update weekly until we know for sure. Any guesses?

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    3 weeks. Someone mentioned to watch out for red around the shoulders?
     
  2. meredithfp

    meredithfp Out Of The Brooder

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    Bumping. Anyone?
     
  3. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    You'll have to wait a while before knowing for sure the gender. Maybe post some pics around 4-5 weeks and others will have some opinions.
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Is Dorothy developing a pea comb (can't see comb in any of the photos)? If so, how many rows of peas do you see?
     
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    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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  6. meredithfp

    meredithfp Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay. Here's Dorothy again at 4 weeks. Any signs yet? I think there's just one row of peas, but I'm not sure I know exactly what I'm looking for.

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  7. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're looking right, glad you posted a pic of HER comb :) EEs gave pea comb, cockerels have 3 rows while pullets 1....As of now Dorothy has been named right :) Post another pic of her comb at 6wk & 8wk.
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    The whole cockerels only have 3 rows, pullets only have one is not true. A pullet with a proper pea will have 3 rows, just like the boys. It's just more obvious on the cockerels, earlier on. I've had plenty of pullets with 3 three row combs. And I've have the occasional cockerel with only one row.
     
  9. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the correction.
     
  10. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love the coloring
     

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