Easter egger roo ?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Amydls, May 2, 2018.

  1. Amydls

    Amydls Chirping

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    I noticed that the tail feathers had a green glint to them when the light was shining just right and I’m seeing a difference in the comb compared to the others from the same hatching - is this little Easter egger (sold as an araucana) a roo ? The second (lighter colored) chick is much larger than all the rest but I’m thinking pullet ?
    Many thanks - trying to weed out all of our roo chicks before we potentially upset any new neighbors !
     

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  2. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

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    Going by the blotchy color pattern and darker red feathers in the shoulder the first is a cockerel. In these images the second looks like a pullet. Pictures outside could help confirm.
     
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  3. Amydls

    Amydls Chirping

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    Thanks ! I’ll try and get some outside photos if the rain ever stops :(
     
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  4. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    Agreed. :)

    ~Alex
     
  5. I am thinking pullet but I the same concern as the rest need better pictures
     
  6. summerb123

    summerb123 Crowing

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    Fist one looks like a cockerel, and the second one looks like a pullet.
     
  7. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    Keep in mind that the green sheen on black feathers is not a cockerel trait. Its a bird trait. All birds with black feathers will sheen either green or purple. My black jersey giant hen sheens both colors.
     
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  8. Amydls

    Amydls Chirping

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    Good reminder !!
     

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