EE's- Rooster or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kjchick917, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. kjchick917

    kjchick917 Out Of The Brooder

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    We picked these two Easter Egger's up when they were just a week old and took our chances on if they were male or female. Although we are guessing which might be male or female, we really are not sure how to tell. They are both 9 weeks old. Thanks!

    This is Camilla... maybe Cameron.

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    And this is Zazzles...

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  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    I have hens that look like those, but check for sickle feathers and hackle feathers on them.

    More suspicious of the top one, but those feathers look nice ad round so far.
     
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  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    both roos
     
  4. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    I agree. Unfortunately, they are both roosters.
     
  5. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    I don't see it this time, I have two myself those colors and they both lay... is it the comb is too red for the age?
     
  6. sierras mom11

    sierras mom11 Out Of The Brooder

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    The second one I say is definately a hen. Nice round feathers and none of the shiney bright colored feathers a EE roo will have. Which is why I too am suspicious of the 1st one, the red feathers on the top of the wings make me think maybe, but the rest of feathers are all nice and round like a hen would be. Really watch for shiney pointed along top of wings and right infront of tail.
     
  7. sierras mom11

    sierras mom11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Pullets combs get red too, so cant always go by that.
     
  8. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    They are 100% boys, both of them. The red patches on the wing = boy.
     
  9. Lots A Cluckin

    Lots A Cluckin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    both are roosters...no doubt...big getting red comb...big body...long tail...red patches of wings...100% roosters
     
  10. kjchick917

    kjchick917 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was really leaning towards the first one being a rooster, but I was holding out hope for the second one. Is it possible for hens to still have a small amount of red in their feathers at all?
     

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