Easter Egger - Pullet?.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CarolinaCrazy, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. CarolinaCrazy

    CarolinaCrazy New Egg

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    OK, so this is Doby, a 6 month old Easter Egger. She is much smaller than her counterparts (different breeds) and has always been much more shy/standoffish. I've always wondered if she was a cockerel because her body shape was different than the Buff Orp and Barred Rock hens. But, she's never crowed, like I would expect a rooster to crow, so at 6 months, I'd put my mind at ease that she is hen.

    Well this morning, she started squawking terribly. Not crowing, but cluck-cluck-cluck-SQUAWK!.

    I cant see anything wrong with her.

    So,
    1) Is she a he and just now starting to 'crow'
    2) Maybe she's getting ready to lay?

    If she's a roo, I'll have to get rid of her. :-(

    Here are a couple of pics.
    Again, she's 6 months now.


    Thanks!



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  2. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is a very pretty pullet
     
  3. CGChickMama

    CGChickMama Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like a she and it sounds like she is getting ready to lay.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    You have a pullet.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely a pullet.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on that; and a very pretty one. :eek:)
     
  7. Cyan Night

    Cyan Night Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with all the others. She's either getting ready to lay soon or something freaked her out.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Pullet at point of lay. They can get pretty vocal around this time....and some never shut up after [​IMG]
     

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