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

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

  1. BLT79

    BLT79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh the pointy hackles don't come out till 4-5 months of age?
     
  2. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes! They can start at 12 weeks but usually don't fully show until 16 weeks.
     
  3. BLT79

    BLT79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok now this is off subject, but since we all believe my Custard is a roo, if he fertilizes the eggs from my hens, and they hatch, will they be considered EE?
     
  4. BLT79

    BLT79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do easter egger hens never get a red comb? because I have read that the red combs are rooster signs. just wondering why the hens don't get the red combs, or if they do, then why is a comb color an indicator? just trying to inform myself so if we need to rehome our probable roo, I can look for an older ee hen!
     
  5. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

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    I have a couple 4 week old EE cockerals getting red in the comb. Pullets usually wait until close to laying to get red.
     
  6. BLT79

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    ok thank you!
     
  7. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a few EE mix chicks that I hatched myself and I want your opinions on gender, please.
    oops, forgot to add that they are 3 1/2 weeks old.
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    rooster?
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    What do you think?
     
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  8. Wishing4Wings

    Wishing4Wings Isn't it Amazing?

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    This post is from about 15 pages back but just wanted to clarify that pullets will get red combs, often with 3 rows of peas, but this usually will not happen until around 20 weeks when they are reaching point of lay. Bernice is beautiful and has a very obvious pullet pattern. How old was she when people were saying she was a he?
     
  9. Wishing4Wings

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    They are a bit young, but my guesses match yours. Less sure on the pretty black legged one, though. [​IMG]
     
  10. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I agree. :)
     

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