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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Omah09, Aug 24, 2011.
This is Elvis, my 18 week old Easter Egger. Is he definitely a rooster?
My knowledge of EE's is very limited so I'm not guessing, but I just want to say what a beautiful bird.
Hmmm, comb says roo, but no saddle feathers. The feathers on the back say pullet. I'm curious too...
At 18 weeks... with no saddle feathers, hackle feathers or curved, pointed tail feathers makes me believe you've got a pullet with an unusual comb.
Not necessarily. My EE's comb got all puffy and red at 8 weeks, and she started laying at 20 weeks. I don't really see any pointy saddle feathers, so I'm inclined to think pullet? Very very pretty bird, whatever it is. I'm kinda jealous...
Thanks. The uncertainty is driving me crazy because I can't keep a rooster. I guess I'll have to wait for either an egg or a crow.
I'm positive that's a hen! It would be obvious at 18 weeks if it was a roo; she's just getting close to being ready to lay. Gorgeous bird!!
I can't see no rooster!
That's a hen, no doubt. Female coloration. No hackle/saddle feathers.
Lots of beautiful EE girlies you got there
I have five EE's with that comb and they're all laying now....I tried to sell one as a roo, glad I didn't have any takers! Had 3 really pretty boys so nobody called on the black one....thankfully because I get a beautiful blue egg from her!
Edited to add that I looked closely at all five of my girls that have similar combs tonight and really only one has that distinct 3 comb, and she is the one that lays a pretty blue egg. It's merged more then it was but the others have turned more into a traditional pea comb but I do remember counting rows on them when they were younger, trying to figure it all out.
I'm learning to just wait for the egg or crow......