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Gender guess on my feather leg EE.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dragonmorgan, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. dragonmorgan

    dragonmorgan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 3 EEs from my local feed store 4 weeks ago. 2 of them look pretty normal but one is different. It had a fluffier face and was the cutest little thing. Now that its gettin bigger other differences are standin out. One thing is that it has feathered legs and its comb looks different. I know EEs are mutts but they came from the same hatchery so I didnt think they would be so different. Any ideas on what it might look like when its grown and whether its a roo or pullet.

    Heres a pic of the comb from a couple weeks ago. Is this a pea comb?
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    Here it is today. I tried to get a good comb picture. Its hard to tell in the pic but its kind of pink.
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    Heres a full body pic.
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    Heres a couple pics of the leg feathers. One is more feathered than the other. One leg is feathered to the foot with a feather or 2 on the toe and the other leg is only feathered about half way down the leg.
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  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    it looks to be a cockerel cant help with anything else but it does have that ee appearance
     
  3. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a cockerel to me!
     
  4. dragonmorgan

    dragonmorgan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well that stinks. Its my fav EE too. Its super skittish tho. Hopefuuly my other 2 r pullets.
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Definitely a cockerel
     
  6. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like it is a rooster!
     
  7. Coop Deville

    Coop Deville Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would vote cockerel.
     
  8. GentlyLiving

    GentlyLiving Out Of The Brooder

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    what makes you all say cockerel? Still new to this and trying to learn the tricks. It's comb doesn't look too big to me, so what gave it away?
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I see two things. The coloring is one. Check for the thread on sexing easter eggers by color. The splotchy coloring with reddish patches on the wings is a sign of a boy. It's not as obvious here, but it's there. Second is the legs. They are quite thick, pullets as a rule have thinner, more delicate legs. Occasionally you have a hen with tree trunk legs, but it's not common. And you don't tell her about it, you'll hurt her hen feelings [​IMG]
     
  10. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    His coloring (the red shoulder) and the pinkness his comb make me ay cockerel. Pullets don't start pinking up like that until they are older.
     

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