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Easter egger help, is this a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BeachMomma, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. BeachMomma

    BeachMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 3 Easter eggers that are probably about 5 wks old. They were sold to my father in law as pullets from Southern States. However I have some serious doubts that this girl is really a girl so some help would be greatly appreciated.

    The partridge color one is our suspect. The black/white and the gray one I'm fairly confident are girls.

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  2. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Nothing is shouting rooster. I think she is a pullet. [​IMG]
     
  3. chickmomma03

    chickmomma03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you need to wait it out a little more. I was absolutely POSITIVE I had a rooster in my bunch, and I was 100% wrong. She is VERY much a pullet (she definitely lays eggs, caught her laying). I have pictures from when she was younger, but I can't access them right this minute.
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  4. BeachMomma

    BeachMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really hope it's a pullet. We have a small Dominique flock and have a rooster already so we definitely can't deal with another.

    How long should we wait
     
  5. chickmomma03

    chickmomma03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say at least a few more weeks before making a decision. These guys are tricky little buggers. If you happen to hear a crow before then then you really know you have your answer, but it doesn't scream rooster to me.

    Try to get a few better feather shots near the tail, and look to see if they're more rounded. I don't see any that look pointed, but it's hard to tell in your pics.
     
  6. BeachMomma

    BeachMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I'll take some feather pics in the morning and post them
     
  7. BeachMomma

    BeachMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hopefully these pictures will help.
    The color of her comb looks more vibrant in the picture than it really is. It's the slightest orangish where her skin meets the comb
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    There's no splotches of red/burgandy anywhere on her as of now.
     
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  8. chickmomma03

    chickmomma03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea, it doesn't scream roo. It reminds me a lot of when Tiny was little. She had feathering like that and I was SO sure she was a cockerel. She proved me wrong. As of right now, it looks like you have a pullet.
     
  9. BeachMomma

    BeachMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much for the help! Crossing fingers we do get eggs and not crowing haha.
     

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