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

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

  1. destinidawn

    destinidawn Out Of The Brooder

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    My rooster easter egger George is getting more pretty every day. He even has some saddle feathers that are a shiny golden color peaking out. His black/white counter part is a female easter egger they are almost 12 weeks old :)
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  2. chics

    chics Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much for your input! I appreciate it very much. I have been thinking the lighter colored one is a boy, the behavior always stretching out its next looking at everything and the tail seems to have feathers turning down. It's really early to tell as many have mentioned so I am hoping I'm wrong. I will post more pics next week, thank you everyone.
     
  3. MaineiacJay

    MaineiacJay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    alright, so i picked up 5 new Easter Eggers. these are crosses between, really, any of the following: Blue Ameraucana, Silkie, Black Maran.

    3 are black, 1 is reddish brown, 1 is light brown. now, because you all were so helpful, please tell me i got all pullets =D although admittedly, i fell in love with one of the silkie crosses, i call him Afro Chicken. it was really a toss-up whether it was male or female, but ill keep it even if its a rooster, but i need some help distinguishing. there is also one of the black ones that i got from a seperate group she had that were older than the others, it has a comb but its light pink and looks like a pullet?

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    also, i got some more shots of that troublesome black and white chicken, maybe it will help in telling if its a pullet or a cockerel? im still leaning towards pullet...

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    love this forum, thanks for everything guys!!
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    These two are both young cockerels. The rest you got today are girls. The silkie X one is a pretty!

    My silkie x Naked Neck (with the blue egg gene) started laying. I am surprised. The eggs are a turquoise blue. No green in it at all. I thought it was my bantam Ameraucana laying, but I caught her in the nesting box today (with a rabbit might I add - who was kindling.. surprise surprise.. eggs and baby bunnies)


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    So Gertie can now be called an Easter Egger now that she lays coloured eggs! Funny, she has a walnut comb I think. Not a pea comb.
     
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  5. MaineiacJay

    MaineiacJay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just another question... is there a way to tell what breed these guys are? i believe the hens she has are silkie, maran and ameraucana though im not sure of colors. and she said the possible roosters are: a blue ameraucana or black maran. any way to tell the breeds in them? its ok if not, but figured id ask. there could be a possibility of purebred in this case too?

     
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  6. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    All look to have Ameraucana in them except the silkie mix. My bet with that one is Silkie x Marans - as most Silkie x Ameraucana mixes would have beards.
     
  7. DelcoChix

    DelcoChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    13 weeks old on Tuesday...no crow..yet, but all signs pointing to cockeral. What do you think?
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  8. Wishing4Wings

    Wishing4Wings Isn't it Amazing? Premium Member

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    DelcoChix, yes I think you are right, cockerel.
     
  9. annie82005

    annie82005 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    11 weeks old. Did not want to cooperate!

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  10. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    That's not an EE, but appears to be a black sex link female. :)
     

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