Easter Egger- Male or Female?!?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by keeneland, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. keeneland

    keeneland New Egg

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    I thought these two Ameracauna's we bought were both hens, but the one with the large comb (on the gray/black/white one) jumped on the others back and seemed to mate the other one this afternoon. I havent heard any cock-a-doodle-do's yet, but was wondering if you thought i had a pair of hens or a hen and a rooster. THanks!

    [​IMG]- the one on the left...is it a rooster?
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    [​IMG] - this is a hen
     
  2. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The black and white one is a rooster.
     
  3. kittykittykitty

    kittykittykitty Luvin My Chickies

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    an egg
    The black and white one looks just like my EE roo!!!

    [​IMG]
     
  4. keeneland

    keeneland New Egg

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    Not sure what age these two are...but shouldnt i be hearing him crow by now?
     
  5. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    100% rooster. Easter Eggers can be sexed by color. [​IMG]

    One of my Buff Orpington roosters was attempting to breed the ADULT hens at only 13 weeks old (for some reason he preferred the big girls over his female hatch mates [​IMG]). He finally started crowing a few days ago at 16 weeks old.
     
  6. bloom_ss

    bloom_ss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a roo.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yup, big boy.
     
  8. sunnysongbird

    sunnysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you've got a cockerel and the brown one seems to be a pullet [​IMG]
     
  9. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Some roosters are late to crow. I've heard that some crow in the brooder box, my EE boy crowed at 14 weeks, and my mom's mystery-mutt roo waited until 6 months (and he was sexually active long before then).

    But yes, he is a cockerel, crowing or not.
     
  10. Brianm97

    Brianm97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how do you sex by color? i have a black and white ee thats a hen? ( i hope)... [​IMG]
     

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