Easter Egger pullet vs cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dshield, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. dshield

    dshield New Egg

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    Hi all! Total newbie here. We have a flock of 5 -- 3 buffs and 2 easter eggers. They're 8 weeks old at this point and I'm wondering if they are all pullets, as promised. Any help with this EE in particular? (updated: Both photos are of the same bird)

    Thanks in advance!
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  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are both pictures of two separate birds? If so, it would be really helpful to see a comb shot of the last one, because I once had an EE with straight up cockerel coloration and it turned out to be a pullet. I'm pretty sure the top EE is a cockerel.

    ~Alex
     
  3. dshield

    dshield New Egg

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    Sorry -- the 2 photos are of the same bird. (The 2nd photo obviously has a couple photo-bombers as well).
     
  4. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for letting me know! [​IMG] In that case, the bird shown is a handsome cockerel.

    ~Alex
     
  5. SherrynBill

    SherrynBill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for letting me know! [​IMG] In that case, the bird shown is a handsome cockerel.

    Can you help me identify some of my chicks?
     
  6. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Hi, welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    That looks like a nice red comb for only 8 weeks. I'm thinking cockerel also. My 12 week old EE's aren't even close to that in color or size.

    Aroo hoo roo roo (simulated crow)! [​IMG]
     
  7. austrolover1

    austrolover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cockerel.
     
  8. austrolover1

    austrolover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your EE looks really big for 8 weeks!! Mine are 3 months old and look younger! He is SO pretty! :) (I love EE's!!!)
     
  9. SD Bird Lady

    SD Bird Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cockerel. The red comb as well as the red leakage on his wings are both good signs he is a male.
     
  10. dshield

    dshield New Egg

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    Thank you, everyone, for your help!
    Next stop: Craigslist... [​IMG]
     

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