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

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

  1. mwells6chicks

    mwells6chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 chicks almost 4 weeks old now. 2 have very long tail feathers and one has no tail feathers. They were adopted fertilized eggs so the breed is not known. I'm waiting to figure out if they are hens or roosters. No signs of '5th' claw yet. The comb of the tail-less chick is coming in orange and is more prominent then the other two. But all three posture horizontally. (I read this is common for hens). Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. BLT79

    BLT79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Custard. 6 weeks old now.
     
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Once they are feathered, post photos. The only reliable tells at this point would be early crowing, rooster/hen specific feather patterns, or comb development. You can sometimes see a posture difference or obviously stout legs but those are quite subjective and work better with big, single-breed groups.
     
  4. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, he's going to be an amazing rooster. His comb is already really big and red for 6 weeks.
     
  5. chickydoos

    chickydoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need help sexing my 3-4 week old ee's. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Heres all of them together.

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    (#2 & #3 look almost identical except for one has more red in between its wings.)

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    EE #3 (one with more red between wings)

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  6. NolaChickadilly

    NolaChickadilly Out Of The Brooder

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    Brand new chickie mommy to 4 chicks, with 2 of them being Auracaunas. They are 2-3 days old. Can you tell clues to their sex this early on?
     
  7. polarbearpilot

    polarbearpilot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My tail-less chick with a prominent comb slowly grew a beautiful iridescent tail. And now he is practicing crowing at 10 weeks. Wish I could keep him.
     
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Still a bit too early on the first 3, #4 is most likely a cockerel.
     
  9. chickydoos

    chickydoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only have three chicks pictured. Which one are u thinking cockerel?
     
  10. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Sorry, The last one is the boy :)
     

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