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Easter Egger sex

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by trsturself, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. trsturself

    trsturself Songster

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    This one is confusing me. I've been leaning toward roo since we got it a few weeks ago because of the pink comb and now the red blotches. However the comb isn't developing at all and there is no roo behavior. I was able to spot the pointed feathers on our last roo as soon as they started coming in under the other feathers but the dark red ones coming in under all the feathers on this chick are rounded.
    Could she just be getting her adult color in? I thought I remembered reading somewhere that the hackle feathers would go all the way around the neck on one sex but stop on the sides for the other sex, but can't remember which way it went.

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  2. NJchixs

    NJchixs Songster

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    Hmm I see what you mean about the color. How old? I might lean toward roo.
     
  3. trsturself

    trsturself Songster

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    11 weeks old
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Rooster for sure. He has a rather pink comb, and reddish orange patches on his shoulders. Both of these are signs that "it" is a he.
     
  5. trsturself

    trsturself Songster

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    Yeah that's what I was leaning toward. Just hoping someone would say I could keep some hope it isn't. ;)
     
  6. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Crowing

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    i would say roo
     
  7. chickencatcher1

    chickencatcher1 In the Brooder

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    Roo for sure
     
  8. shmccarthy

    shmccarthy Songster

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    Oh wow 11 weeks? I would say cockerel
     

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