Easter Eggers @ 3 Weeks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RooPapa, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. RooPapa

    RooPapa Just Hatched

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    Hi again! Our Easter Eggers are staring to show some color differences and we wanted to ask if any of this makes it possible to discern Hens from Roos.

    Chick # 1 - Hen? Thinking mainly on her stature.
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    Chick # 2 - Roo? Standing taller
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    Chick #3 - Has some orange
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    Chick #4 Also some orange.
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    It may be simply too early to tell. Thanks for any help!
     
  2. pineapple416

    pineapple416 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that it is a little too early to tell, maybe post again in a few weeks and Might have better guesses, but I am thinking that 1 and 2 are pullets and 3 and 4 or cockerels, mainly based on their combs and different orange feathers. I am very sure about chick #1 being a pullet, but could be incorrect about the others. Very pretty chicks!
     
  3. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am guessing cockerel for 3 and 4 as well because of the patchy color.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    In terms of comb, none of them look like cockerels. However, patchy red on the wings is a very common cockerel trait, so I would go with 3 and 4 being cockerels.
     
  5. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Too early to say on 1&2 but 1 looks very feminine in shape. Note, this doesn't make 2 male -- I've had EE pullets with posture like that. 3&4 have the sort of splotchy markings many young males show. I hope you'll update in a couple weeks because it only gets easier to tell from here.
     
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  6. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree.
     
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  7. RooPapa

    RooPapa Just Hatched

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    Thanks to everyone for your responses. We will hold on to everyone for now and see how they look in a couple of weeks. The orange on their wings is what made me post as I read in one of the threads this is a common sign for males so I appreciate the confirmation.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Bantam Lover
     

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