Easter Egger pullet or cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ksbratton, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. ksbratton

    ksbratton Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an Australorp/Ameraucana mix (EE) that's 9-10 wks old. Thinking roo but then other times I speculate...thoughts?

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  2. rebrascora

    rebrascora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That much red comb at 10 weeks, in my opinion it's a roo. Sorry!
     
  3. ksbratton

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    No apologies necessary, I'm ok with this one being a roo. He is a sweetheart. I thought he looked like a roo as well, but then someone asked me if I was sure it was a roo because their own australorp hen had a very large, red comb and wattles as well. It just started to make me question mine. Thanks for the input!
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, cockerel. At this age, that much comb and wattles is male. A mature hen will have about that much, but not at this young age.
     
  5. ksbratton

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    Ok that's great to know, thank you :)
     
  6. TheChickInn29

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    Hi. So I won two chicks at a raffle...they are about 6 weeks old. I know the red one is a rir, but the other one....its a lot smaller than the rir, despite them being the same age. It kinda has an old english game bantam pattering to it. Could it be an old english, or a mut, or somethinge else? Sex guesses would be great too! :)
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