Easter Eggers Gender Help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by alfy04, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. alfy04

    alfy04 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 Easter Eggers. I am thinking the brown one is a cockerel. He definitely is the most demanding and aggressive, lol.
    Any thoughts on the other one? Thanks!
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  2. chickens123432

    chickens123432 Out Of The Brooder

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    the other one looks more like a hen to me. do you have a full body shot?
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Thinking cockerel on both, especially the first.
     
  4. alfy04

    alfy04 Out Of The Brooder

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    What makes you think cockerel on the last one. Thanks
     
  5. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Age is really important to help determine gender.

    Assuming they are both similar in ages, and about, what, 10 weeks?

    I say the first is almost definitely a roo...the comb development would indicate that plus the blotchier pattern and what looks to be brick or red coming into the wings.

    The 2nd one I think may be a pullet, but I would want to see a side profile for patterning.

    Often the white/black pattern turns out to be a roo, but the even-ness of the pattern, or lack thereof, is an important factor in determination.

    My thoughts
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  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree we need age and a profile pic of the white bird, but that coloring is singing my roo-dar.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    The first one is definitely a cockerel. I agree that age and a profile pic are needed to determine the gender of the 2nd one.
     
  8. alfy04

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    Here are both the EEers, same age. Does the pattern look more like a rooster on both of them?
    Hoping to have 1 EE hen. Thanks

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  9. chickens123432

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    i think the white bird is a pullet. just by its comb development and its size is smaller
     
  10. alfy04

    alfy04 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is a better photo of the pattern. Do you think it is a cockerel or pulled based on the pattern? Thanks


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