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Eight Week Old Easter Egger - Pullet or Cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mouchie1961, May 14, 2016.

  1. Mouchie1961

    Mouchie1961 Just Hatched

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    Eight week old easter egger, lowest on the pecking order, no red in the comb, and looks single pea comb so far. Have never seen this particular coloring, with black on the head, white and black on the neck and reddish brown on the body. Coloring looks like rooster, but nothing else points to rooster. What are your thoughts?

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  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    This ones a toughie. I don't see extra peas on the comb or any color or size. I also don't see any of those red patches on the wings or saddle that EE cockerels are so famous for. So, I'm going to guess its a pullet for now. At 8 weeks old, I would expect some more color and size on the comb if it were a boy.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    It could go either way at this point. The comb makes me think pullet, but the tail feathers are huge for a pullet. So, I would repost pics in a couple weeks. If the comb gets larger and redder, it's definitely a cockerel.
     
  4. lucas1

    lucas1 New Egg

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    those white feathers around its neck makes me think it is a Roo.
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Pullet. The red coloring is too pale for 'rooster' red, and is spread fairly evenly across the body, not patchy, like a rooster's red leakage, at all. And the comb is all pullet.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Flock Master Premium Member

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  7. Mouchie1961

    Mouchie1961 Just Hatched

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    Thank you all for your thoughts. I'll let you know how it turns out!
     

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