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

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

  1. NJchixs

    NJchixs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a cockerel. Those red patches on the shoulders are typical male.
     
  2. dawnjerrene

    dawnjerrene Out Of The Brooder

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    This is a side-view of the same bird. Do male EEs grow wattles at all? [​IMG]
     
  3. Dianne88

    Dianne88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a Pullet to me but I'm new at this myself
     
  4. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This looks like a slow developing cockerel [​IMG]
    And what dyou mean, there are tons of us watching this thread! [​IMG]
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    That is definitely, without a doubt in my mind, a rooster.

    He has a large comb, dark red spots in the wings, and pointy hackle & Saddle feathers coming in.


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  6. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    For the most part no they don't. At least you wouldn't want them to.

    Ideally they have a full beard and muffs. :)
     
  7. CarolinaHen

    CarolinaHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The red splashes on the shoulders suggest cockerel as well as the tail. :/
     
  8. daniellea2912

    daniellea2912 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info Heartmoss Farm and Aoxa! Whew, I was hoping the red mixing in was the ladylike salmon red I always hear of on here and not the manly dark red but I wasnt sure since I had nothing to compare her color to. Glad she will most likely be staying an "Amelia" :)
     
  9. BLT79

    BLT79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really want an EE in my flock. Looks like Custard is a roo and my neighbors won't go for that. Are all hens a lighter color? Maybe I can trade Custard for a hen somewhere locally! Our friends did hatch out one more ee baby. not sure of it's sex though.
     
  10. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    They can be any colour.

    I have some all white EEs even.

    There is such a wide variety.
     

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