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ee pullet or cockeral

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by granmahen, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. granmahen

    granmahen Songster

    Jun 11, 2008
    Bakersfield, CA
    Sorry no pics yet (Santa pleeze bring me a digital camera for Christmas). But just was wondering....my ee is 13 weeks old now, if a cockeral, would he being crowing by now? Would his tail feathers be more plumby?

  2. georgialee

    georgialee Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    I've had ee cockerels crow as early as 6wks and as late as 20+ weeks... so you just can't tell. You may be able to see the start of a sickle shaped tail feather or pointed hackle & saddle feathers - if so it's a cockerel.
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    EEs are generally very easy to sex. By 13 weeks, if male, he would have pronounced red comb and wattles, and pointed hackles and saddles.
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    If you had a pic, I'd know what it was... [​IMG]

    Good luck with the whole Christmas camera thing....
  5. patman75

    patman75 Songster


    Does its comb look like this? What about the hackle and saddle feathers? If yes then its a roo.



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