Easter Egger (?) Pullet or Cockrel

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 4chickpeas, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. 4chickpeas

    4chickpeas New Egg

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    Hi everyone,
    We are first time chicken owners. We purchased our flock of four chicks from a feed store & everything seems to be going well. However, we have been noticing our "Americauna" (what the feed store called her, but I think she is an EE) having some rooster-like behaviors. Posturing, bossy, aggressive towards out of the flock birds (crows, song birds, wood pecker), protective, first to investigate new things. We heard that this can happen when a rooster is absent, a hen takes on the protector role. However, it's got us a little worried. We started noticing some physical features, slightly pointy hackles, dark pink/red comb, swoopy tail feathers. Any advice or insight is appreciated.

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    'Goldie' is a very pretty EE cockerel.
     
  3. Ckelle74

    Ckelle74 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just went through the same thing.....mine ended up a cockerel as I am guessing so is yours. I am a first time chicken owner too and I am just guessing. But yours is showing a lot of the same features mine did.
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  4. LittleChicken23

    LittleChicken23 Just Hatched

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    I agree with sourland, you have a cockerel.
     
  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Easter Egger cockerel, handsome fellow!
     
  6. 4chickpeas

    4chickpeas New Egg

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    Thank you all for your responses! I really appreciate it. Pretty cockerel, @Ckelle74
     
  7. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Just sexed 32 Chicks...He is a cockerel for sure..Pretty Boy.
     
  8. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Also he is an Ameruacana as you were told you bought.
    I raise them...
     
  9. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    I don't want to be contrary, but no feed store sells true Ameraucanas.
     
  10. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Never said I got mine from a feed store.?
    Her Bird looks like mine...Mine are true Ameruacana I raise them.
     

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