EE a cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jeffwgood, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. jeffwgood

    jeffwgood Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 17, 2014
    I know it's still pretty young to tell but maybe someone has a trained eye? I'm thinking its a cockerel based on coloring and markings.[​IMG]
  2. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 31, 2012
    Northern Minnesota
    My Coop
    At this age of bird basically you need to compare him or her to the others a bit. Are his feet a bit bigger than the others? The tail feathers a bit behind or smaller than the others? Even these aren't real reliable ways to tell at this point. At about 5 to 6 weeks you'll see a pinking of the comb possibly vs. the hens will have peach colored comb.

    I've never had an EE cockerel to compare feathering patterns with...but if this bird was sexed hen when you purchased I would say that's what you have. I just looked at the white tips on those back feathers, and those tails feathers look to be progressing nicely as a pullet would normally do.
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2014

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