Easter Egger - Is this a roo? (YouTube Video)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mandi224, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. mandi224

    mandi224 Out Of The Brooder

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    These are my first Easter Eggers. We bought them as day old pullets, but I know there's room for error. One of them really stands out both looks-wise and personality-wise from the others, so I'm thinking we may have a roo.

    I'm secretly hoping it might be a rooster because I've kind of wanted to add one to our flock, so long as he doesn't get mean.

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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    sorry video wouldn't show for me
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Can you post a picture of the white bird, and the bird that you are suspicious of? Video was grainy and did not show feathers well.
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The red heat lamp is making it difficult to see things properly. Can you post individual photos of each bird that show both the comb and full body in natural lighting?
    Things to look for that would indicate a cockerel at this age would be bright pink combs, patchy coloring, or deep red on the shoulder/wing area.
     
  5. mandi224

    mandi224 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's the link if it helps:


    Sure thing, I'll take some pictures tomorrow when I have some daylight to work with!
     
  6. mandi224

    mandi224 Out Of The Brooder

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    The one front and center is the one I'm questioning might be a roo. There's 2 more easter eggers (same age) in the photo -- the white one behind it, and the darker one behind and to the right of the picture.
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Pullets.
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I believe that you have pullets.
     
  9. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    The one in the front is a pullet. But, I wonder about the white one. I think that one is a cockerel. I am on my phone and limits my observations.
     
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