Easter Egger and Sebright - what gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jemagsy, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. jemagsy

    jemagsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband swears he heard one of my six week old Easter Eggers crow (of course he had to hear my prettiest one do it [​IMG] ). So I am going to check with yall... I am not real sure on the pea combs.. at least I think this is a pea comb?? Also have pictures of our Sebright who I also hope is female, and have no reason to doubt yet.

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    Sebright
    I am also including pictures of the Sebright wing tips even though I am pretty sure the pullets and cockerels are supposed to have the same feathering. I have to say I am really happy with this breed and am glad my husband suggested them.

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    Thank you again.
     
  2. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    Sorry. That EE looks all the way a roo. Notice the reddish comb and pointy hackle feathers.
     
  3. jemagsy

    jemagsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah. [​IMG] I keep hoping you all will give me different answers than what I am thinking though! [​IMG]

    I know I've read typically 10-12 hens per roo, but has anyone had success with 2 roos (one would be a bantam brahma) and 10 hens?
     
  4. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say roo on the EE also, the sebright is a pullet though!
     
  5. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    EE= Hen,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,not really,,, but you was hoping so bad i just felt i had to lie hehe [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. jemagsy

    jemagsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!

    For right now and so long as there is no serious maiming / fighting going on it looks like we are going to keep him even though he is a roo. (We already have one roo and with this little one being a roo as well it would make 2 roos for 10 hens [​IMG] ).

    So wish us luck and hopefully I will not have to give away too many more birds.
     
  7. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i have 2 roo's in my "big pen" and theres certain hens that the young 1 can touch,,,but he has more problems with my "queen" hen kicking the feathers out of him if he tries to touch her or the ones she considers "untouchable" hehe [​IMG]
     

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