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Easter Egger- Hen or rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mtwise, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. mtwise

    mtwise Hatching

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    I am beginning to worry that I may have a rooster. the brownish one (Gabby) has been quite aggressive, pecking at the children and me. She is also much more standoff-ish than the black and white one. (Molly). Also, Gabby's comb is much redder than Molly's. I know these pictures aren't great. my girls are getting very attached, though and we can't have a rooster in our city.:( [​IMG]

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    Thanks for your help!
     

  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm sorry to say you're correct, Gabby is all boy.
     
  3. cottontail farm

    cottontail farm Songster

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    Sorry, looks like a rooster. If by pecking at you, he is actually sneaking up behind you to do it, please think about getting rid of him sooner than later, especially with the children. I've seen that escalate to spurring very quickly.
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    My guess is cockerel.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Beautiful cockerel
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  7. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Crowing

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    Gabby may have to change his name I'm afraid. He's a cockeral.
     

  8. phinc

    phinc In the Brooder

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    I have an 8 week old cockerel who has similar red splashing on his body compared to yours and is very upright like the 2nd picture. I fear Gabby might be Gabe.
     
  9. cmbookworm

    cmbookworm In the Brooder

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    I have 2 that I'm wondering about too. Easter Eggers are a challenge! I already have a buff rooster that's a pain and we don't need more. :) they are about 17 or 18 weeks old. No crowing that I've heard, but some roo-ish tussles. Any input would be appreciated!
     

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