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

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

  1. Quinstar

    Quinstar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well any hope I had that been nursing is officially gone. I'm a complete chicken amateur and even I can tell that Carl is definitely a guy. He's already trying to take advantage of the fact that he's the only Roo in the hen house. I'm growing quite fond of him though.

    The dark red on his wings is an indicator that he is a roo as well as the inconsistent color pattern correct?

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  2. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes! You're right, Carl is a rooster.
     
  3. Wishing4Wings

    Wishing4Wings Isn't it Amazing?

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    How old is she? There's not much comb showing, so if she's as old as I think she is (8+ weeks?) I think she's a girl.
     
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  4. rachel82

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    A beautiful rooster though!
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Carl is a rooster, and a rooster with the best name EVER for a rooster. ;) Love that name. My first little cockerel was named Carl. He didn't live to act like a rooster though.
     
  6. Quinstar

    Quinstar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys! I really like him. I'm excited to see how his coloring and tail turn out now. We weren't trying for a rooster as we bought all sexed chicks, but nothing in life is 100%. Sorry you lost your Carl! I hope that mine get's a long and happy life.
     
  7. mark9199

    mark9199 Out Of The Brooder

    You're about right on the age, probably about 9 weeks when these were taken. And, I like you're answer on she being a she LoL. Now that I've read through some of this thread, I'll have a look at the girls when I get home tonight and see what I can see.

    Also, maybe not the best place to ask... I've picked up a few pointers on sexing from this thread, but it's a very lengthy thread. Is there a good article that describes the differences to look for when trying to sex your chicks?

    Thanks Wishing4Wings for the reply!
     
  8. Wishing4Wings

    Wishing4Wings Isn't it Amazing?

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    Do you mean an article in general or for EEs? Many breeds have their own clues and time tables, usually looking at a combination of comb development and feather color. Don't know if there is an article. It would be a good project for someone.
     
  9. Quinstar

    Quinstar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found the above post very helpful as far as what to look for.
     
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  10. mark9199

    mark9199 Out Of The Brooder

    Yes, that's some of what I'm looking for and that helps, thanks.

    I thought there were general things to look for (like Quinstar posted). I didn't know there was such a difference between breeds. Always learning stuff here. Thanks for the help. I haven't really done 'the Google' looking for a good article, yet, but will. I would like specifics on EE's but also for other breeds that I have.

    All help is always appreciated. Thanks!
    I'm sooo new at this chicken stuff, thanks for your patience.
     

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