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

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

  1. Cotton42

    Cotton42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At this point the only for sure cockerel is Red. The black and white bird could very well be molting so it's hard to say for sure yet, I would hold on to it for a few more weeks. The black bird doesn't look like it has any pointy hackle or saddle feathers coming in which it should at 15 weeks if it were a roo and the comb is not super red, I'm going with pullet on that one. And the last one is very much a pullet with that coloring.
     
  2. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, THIS.

    Black and white bird is most likely a pullet as the comb is tiny and the coloring is classically female.

    Solid black looks like a pullet as well.

    And I agree that the last one has pullet coloring.

    So I'll say it too: Red is your only cockerel.
     
  3. annettemb

    annettemb Just Hatched

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    I agree...thinking red is your only cockerel!
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I'm going to disagree. That black does not scream boy to me YET.

    First one is a boy. White and black looks to be a girl, and last one is a girl for sure.
     
  5. MaineiacJay

    MaineiacJay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks a ton guys! i really thought the black one was a roo, but i held onto it today because so many of you think its a pullet. and to those saying they dont see saddle or hackles, you are right, there are none yet even though its the largest chicken in the coop. my silkie/maran cockerel already has orange hackle and saddle feathers coming in and he is younger than this one (see below). if it turns out to be a roo, well, ill deal with it then =) regardless of gender, its not a very friendly chicken. hopefully it settles down and behaves.

    thanks to everyone who replied to my post! much appreciated!


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  6. Cotton42

    Cotton42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad you're holding on to her! Hopefully she'll get friendlier as she gets closer to the point of lay.
     
  7. chickadoodles

    chickadoodles Chicken Obsessed

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    My little EE rooster is growing up some and changing a bunch! He still has crooked toes. but his colors are looking so pretty I thought I would share. It is hard to get a pic of him cuz he runs from me. lol

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  8. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Good example of very obvious rooster colours in EEs :)
     
  9. MackChick

    MackChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Loving this thread! Can someone help me with this bird?

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  10. Cotton42

    Cotton42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is this bird? If it's around 12 weeks or older I'd say it's a pullet.
     

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