Easter Egger Sexing "tips and tricks" *Pictures Included*

bruceha2000

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And that's more than you probably wanted to know! :D
Perhaps but I knew that info and agree with you 100%. While not a recognized breed most people who know chickens expect the probability of a beard and muffs plus blue-green eggs when the term Easter Egger is used since that appearance has been around for many many decades.
 

nicole9024

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Updated pictures.. my Easter Eggers are now 8.5 weeks old. These are the ones I’m questioning.
 

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bruceha2000

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Interesting that they are all solid color. I don't think I've seen many (any?) EEs that weren't multi colored. Where did you get them? They are lovely looking birds.

Based solely on the combs I'm guessing all are cockerels. Often I'll guess EE gender based on even patterning on pullets, patchy on cockerels.
 

nicole9024

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Interesting that they are all solid color. I don't think I've seen many (any?) EEs that weren't multi colored. Where did you get them? They are lovely looking birds.

Based solely on the combs I'm guessing all are cockerels. Often I'll guess EE gender based on even patterning on pullets, patchy on cockerels.

I picked them up from a local hatchery but I will never get anymore from them again..I have one with a pretty significant cross beak, all have had to be on electrolytes and one prescription antibiotics for extreme Coccidia outbreak..The four EE I purchased from TSC were so much healthier and are way more attractive birds.. thank you though that also means I have 6/6 roosters from that hatchery.
 

bruceha2000

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IF I'm right!
Sad about the quality of the hatchery chicks.

Can you put your approximate location in your profile? Even just the state helps with questions to which answers may be climate related.
 

tenlittlehens

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Hello! I know it’s way too early to tell but I wanted to share this little cutie I picked up at TSC. I have a sneaking suspicion it will end up being a cockerel but I just loved the colors!
Here at a few days old:
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Here at about 2 ½ weeks:
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I’ll have to take better pictures in daylight soon! Very curious as to how he/she will look with adult plumage!
 

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