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Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by EastinChickens, Jun 18, 2010.
Congrats on the hatch
Hi everyone! I read somewhere that a cockerels comb will have 3 rows of peas. is this usually the case? mine are just under 3 weeks but some signs of comb are starting. I have 11 chicks and one is suppose to be male. thank you for any help with this.
I read the same thing and am wondering the same thing. I have a few EEs that I'm wondering as well.
Because some EE's are so mixed, the three row/comb thing doesn't always apply, but it usually is the case. Typically their comb is redder than the females, larger, and wider. Your mileage may vary, of course.
Think of EE's as the junk yard dog. Like Gryphon said, they are a mix of many different breeds so there is no set standard for them. They aren't a recognized breed.
I reckon you pretty much just have to wait until they crow or lay an egg, eh? haha
I have 1 I'm now quite sure is a rooster out of our EEs, and 2 that I think are pullets but they have a good sized 3 row peacomb, but no sign of redness. The roo is the typical black/white coloration with an awesome black beard and his comb is just starting to turn red.
I have the best luck telling roos from pullets by looking at their combs, which usually grow bigger faster on the young roos than a pullet and the roos legs are noticeably larger, stockier than the pullets.
Thank you everyone for the info on combs. I am just starting with my first roo and trying to get ideas on how to identify him from the pullets. 11 in all 6 are banty. one is turning black and white.
Here's pics from the EEs today. (Fearless' photo is from a day or two ago)
#4 I love number 4's coloring and feathers.... It's gonna be a pretty one