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

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

  1. Likenoothergerl

    Likenoothergerl Chirping

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    Anyone care to make a guess on this one if its a roo? I sure hope not out of the hatcheries all hens 4 of the 5 have been roos..[​IMG]
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  2. CarolinaHen

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    The comb looks like a single row of peas to me. What am I missing here??? LOL
     
  3. CarolinaHen

    CarolinaHen Songster

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    Looks like a cockerel with that comb :/
     
  4. Likenoothergerl

    Likenoothergerl Chirping

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    ummm means i have a roo? [​IMG]
     
  5. my sunwolf

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    Unless this bird is 5 months old it looks like a rooster with that big comb [​IMG]
     
  6. my sunwolf

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    Er, at 7-8 weeks with a comb like that, I am 90% sure that's a cockerel.
     
  7. CarolinaHen

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    This comb has been driving me crazy! It's a wonky single row of peas. I'm pretty good at picking three rows out early, but this one has been bothering me. Can a cockerel have a single row pea comb? No red splashes, and no pointy saddle feathers?
     

  8. chickenluver555

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    no I got mine from a local farmer in my area. Yours is just gorgeous! I hope they are both pullets!
     
  9. my sunwolf

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    An EE cockerel can have a single row pea comb as EE's have unknown heritage and may have a single combed breed somewhere. Trust me, give him a few more weeks and that comb will really start to get big and red. If your bird is not a cockerel I will be very surprised. Pointed hackle and saddle feathers develop from 12-15 weeks, though as a previous poster demonstrated you may start to see evidence of them starting to come in earlier than this. Red splotches can start as early as 4 weeks or can wait until 16 weeks to show themselves, it all depends on the bird.
     
  10. CarolinaHen

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    I've got someone wanting to purchase a pair of EEs, I guess I'll go with this one being a cockerel and let them bring him back if it turns out to be a pullet.
     

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