Easter Egg Pullet or Cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by anc2908, May 14, 2016.

  1. anc2908

    anc2908 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I bought 8 sexed EE "pullets" from a local feed store but at 4/5 weeks one of them is starting to look a bit different from the others. Feathers aren't coming in as evenly and it's comb seems a bit pinker, stance seems a bit taller, etc. Any opinions?
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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Way too young to tell with any certainty, though I agree that comb is suspicious. Post pics again when the bird is 10-12 weeks of age and we'll be able to help you a lot more.
     
  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    Could we get a frontal view (comb), can't make out the comb very well.
     
  4. anc2908

    anc2908 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will definitely try to get a better picture of the comb and I'll update the thread as they get older for a more definite answer, but thanks for the input so far! I've also read a few threads discussing the coloring of ee chicks being a sign of roo or pullet. Any opinions based on its color?
     
  5. anc2908

    anc2908 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a straight on picture of its comb
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Sexing by color depends on them having feathers, you can't do it with down color. But from what I can see, and the comb shot, I'm thinking you have a little cockerel. Please keep us updated?
     
  7. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

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    A lot of my EE cockerels have more than one row to their comb.
     
  8. anc2908

    anc2908 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's almost completely feathered at this point. Reminds me of a calico cat haha. I've read that pullets tend to have a fairly consistent pattern while cockerels tend to have more of a splash look to their pattern. Anyone know how true this is?
    Here's a picture from earlier today showing how it's feathering is coming in now
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  9. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    As did mine...Yours is too young but from the looks so far = pullet. Post another pic @ 8wks
     
  10. anc2908

    anc2908 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alrighty, will do. Thanks for the help though, gives me a little peace of mind haha
     
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