Easter Egger? Pullet or cockerel?

5 Weeks Easter Egger Bantam: Pullet or cockerel?


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MountainOrchard

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Five weeks old, from Meyer Hatchery. I lost a bunch of babies I ordered due to a heat lamp malfunction, which has left me struggling to identify the ones that are left.

Because of the puffy cheeks and slate green legs, I'm thinking it's an Easter Egger Bantam. Hoping for a pullet but EE's are super hard for me to tell. Any guesses??
 

MountainOrchard

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EE - pullet for now.

"For now" is right! I hatched out 4 EE chicks last November. 1 was clearly a cockerel by around 5 weeks, the other 3 looked identical to each other, so I thought pullets. Ha! One was what I call a "stealth rooster" and suddenly sprouted pointy saddle feathers at 4 months old.
 

TheKindaFarmGal

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"For now" is right! I hatched out 4 EE chicks last November. 1 was clearly a cockerel by around 5 weeks, the other 3 looked identical to each other, so I thought pullets. Ha! One was what I call a "stealth rooster" and suddenly sprouted pointy saddle feathers at 4 months old.

Lol...I do think this one will stay a pullet, but she is just a little young for me to be 100% on female. :p
 

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