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

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Morgan7782, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. CarolinaHen

    CarolinaHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The dark one has a very suspiciously red comb and looks like there are possible red splashes on his shoulders. Those are two indicators of a cockerel :/
     
  2. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, the "calico" one (black, brown and white) is definitely a cockerel!!
     
  3. khoe

    khoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yup!! I agree!
     
  4. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    The calico is 100% cockerel -- no guessing needed there.
     
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  5. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    (I hit submit once, it posted 3x?!)
     
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  6. SeattleLeah

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  7. flowerchicks

    flowerchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That beautiful bird in the back is definitely a boy, sorry [​IMG] . It took mine 10 weeks to get a comb even close to that red and not even that big.
     
  8. Wishing4Wings

    Wishing4Wings Isn't it Amazing? Premium Member

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    I remember this one! Certainly a chicken of distinction. [​IMG] Don't remember if I had guessed when you originally posted, but at 19 weeks it must be a pullet. I think. Maybe. My first impression is that it is a cockerel due to its shape and coloring. The male BRs have wider white bars making them lighter overall, which is how this chicken looks around the neck and head. There's that lone curving tail feather too. Any spur buds developing? I can't see any boy hackle or saddle feathers, but I have no experience with frizzles, so not sure I could identify them anyway. The comb is in the pullet range for size, and so if it's a pullet, must be getting closer to the point of lay. I would expect a cockerel to have a much larger comb by now. So, I can say, with a great deal of certainty, I'm not sure. [​IMG] A boyish looking pullet or a slooooow developing cockerel? Hoping for your sake Bubba is a Bubbalina. Thinking pullet, but I don't want to jinx you! [​IMG] Please update when you know for sure.
     
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  9. Penny Hen

    Penny Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I call it a roo . It is just so pink plus the dark red patches on the wings. That is a roo color pattern.
     
  10. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I'm with you on this. Pullet.

    The reason most probably thought boy was because of the light barring maybe? I haven't seen any girls with such light barring. That comb is just so small and the legs are thin.. It's really hard to sex by feathers with frizzles.

    You shouldn't have to wait long to know fore sure though. If it is a girl, it should lay very soon.
     

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