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Easter Egger 8 Weeks Pullet or Cockerel?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mouchie1961, May 14, 2016.

  1. Mouchie1961

    Mouchie1961 Just Hatched

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    Eight week old Easter Egger, pullet or cockerel? I know the coloring suggests rooster, but she/he has no red, nor triple pea comb. She/he is at the bottom of the pecking order. Feathers are rounded, not pointed. I have looked at hundreds of photos looking for anything that looks similar, and I haven't found any bird with a black head, then the white and black, then the reddish brown on the body. What are your thoughts?

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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! We are glad to have you.

    I'd say it's too young to tell for sure, since EEs take a while to develop obvious gender characteristics. I would be leaning towards cockerel, though - ain't never seen a pullet colored like that, though I agree the comb is still quite small. However the shape of the body and the way it holds itself is certainly giving me as much of a cockerel vibe as the coloration.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. I agree with QM that the posture alone in one of the pics looks more cockerel-like than pullet. You may wish to post pics again in a few weeks on this forum - What Breed or Gender is This?

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  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think cockerel also - love his face muffs
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. Mouchie1961

    Mouchie1961 Just Hatched

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    Thanks for your thoughts! I'll let you know how it turned out.
     
  8. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    I'm also thinking rooster - but definitely post in the What Breed or Gender Is This? section.
     
  9. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guess I'm the only one that think PULLET....Coloring got me confused, pretty coloring. Post more pic in a couple of weeks...
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm pretty sure it's a pullet too. The coloring is unusual, but there is no 'rooster' red on the bird in question, and that comb is tiny and pale.
     
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