EE- Should I look for eggs or expect “her” to crow?

JTC

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This is my 13 week old Easter Egger from the feed store. It’s the only one that has me stumped right now. Can you tell me if I have a cockerel or pullet? (and why you say so, so I can learn what I’m looking at) thank you!!
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ETA: Well, the red comb at 11 weeks.
Should have been pretty red as early as 4-6 weeks.
I also see shiny feathers at hackle(around neck) and saddle(on back in front of tail) areas, those will increase in the coming weeks.
Should be crowing soon if there are no other males around.
 
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JTC

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Crower.

ETA: Well, the red comb at 11 weeks.
Should have been pretty red as early as 4-6 weeks.
I also see shiny feathers at hackle(around neck) and saddle(on back in front of tail) areas, those will increase in the coming weeks.
Should be crowing soon if there are no other males around.

Thank you. The red comb was what caused me to ask the question in the first place. And unfortunately we got a lot of roosters from our feed store bunch and two accidentals from our hatchery group, no shortage of roosters around here. But the rest were actual breeds and easy for me to tell.
 

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Thank you. The red comb was what caused me to ask the question in the first place. And unfortunately we got a lot of roosters from our feed store bunch and two accidentals from our hatchery group, no shortage of roosters around here. But the rest were actual breeds and easy for me to tell.
Colored combs and a young age is the same across most breeds.
EE do have smaller combs and usually no wattles...so a bit harder to tell.
 

JTC

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Colored combs and a young age is the same across most breeds.
EE do have smaller combs and usually no wattles...so a bit harder to tell.

I love learning new things here!! thank you! Now I’ve been stalking the what gender threads and guessing before I read the answers to see if I can get the hang of it 😆😉
 

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It also looks like it has very red patchy shoulders which is common in the boys and that tail is huge. The girls usually have a much smaller/lower and more rounded tail.
 

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It also looks like it has very red patchy shoulders which is common in the boys and that tail is huge. The girls usually have a much smaller/lower and more rounded tail.
One of my pullets had me worried for a bit. Her tail was pretty big but her comb isnt nearly as red. I think that's a cockerel.
 

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