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Easter Egger Gender Question by Newbie

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Siajkk, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. Siajkk

    Siajkk Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! This is my first post and I am brand new to raising chickens. We got our chicks as hatchlings. This one is approx 10 weeks old and still can't really determine the gender. Anyone have any guesses? Really praying for hen! Not allowed to have roosters where I live and I adore this baby. Didn't realize I would get so attached. They are just a different type of pet bird. [​IMG]

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  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    as pink as that comb is I would say male, does it have 3 rows of bumps on its pea comb or just one row of bumps.
     
  3. Siajkk

    Siajkk Out Of The Brooder

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    Only one row.
     
  4. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sure there is not a tiny row on either side of the main row?
     
  5. Siajkk

    Siajkk Out Of The Brooder

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    I am fairly certain...?
     
  6. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you can get a closer picture it should help the cold is telling me roo but the single row is telling me female, I know it can be confusing but a great way to tell male from female when they have a pea comb is the 1 and 3 rule. 1 row being female 3 being male
     
  7. Siajkk

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    Thank you so much for your help! I will inspect very closely later. I really appreciate it!
     
  8. Siajkk

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    Yep. Think you are right. Think there are 3 rows. [​IMG]

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  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Sorry, but that looks like a cockerel.
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Regardless of how many rows the comb has, it's too pink for a 10 week old pullet. By the way, pullets can have three-row combs too.
     

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