Easter Egger (Ameraucana) 7 or 8 weeks - pullet or cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ArizonaDesertChicks, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    I have 3 Easter Eggers (they were sold as Ameraucana's, but thanks to reading this board, I now know the difference). I've identifed two of them as pullets, but the third one has me confused. She (or he) has different coloring, a different tail type than the other two, and her comb is wider. I'm hoping it is a she, because she's got quite the personality and we cannot keep roosters here.

    Pippin is the one in the front:
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    A close up of Pippin's comb:
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    What do you think? Is it obvious or do I have to wait till she/he is a lot older before finding out?
     
  2. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Looks like a girl to me, but I am not an expert. We have a female EE that looks very mean and sturn. It seems like if yours were a boy you would start to see some sort of comb at least [​IMG]
     
  3. Old Rando

    Old Rando Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pullet
     
  4. Dandelion007

    Dandelion007 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 7, 2008
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    I think you have 3 EE pullets. Her head is the same color as her body. Her tail feathers are straight. You can see a small beard and the green legs. EE roosters are very colorful and that should already be starting even at this age. Her comb is not large by any means. Besides she has the sweet expression of a EE hen.

    You can see in her eyes she wants to be loved on. Give her some love!

    Yes, I like EE hens. Roosters I can do without though.
     
  5. Gloria

    Gloria Chillin' With My Peeps

    She looks a lot like my Butterball. So I have to say pullet too. Did the green legs give them away as EE's?
     
  6. Dandelion007

    Dandelion007 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 7, 2008
    Durant, OK
    Green legs, beards, pea combs & personality are the usual traits that EE have. Of course, the different colored eggs...
     
  7. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

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    a hen
     
  8. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

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    pullet
     
  9. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
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    i am voting girls also. pullets! woo hoo!
     
  10. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    girl [​IMG]
     

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