Gender on Easter Egger at 11 weeks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by keloid, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. keloid

    keloid Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    Can you help me figure out the gender of this 11-week old chicken? She looks different from my other 2 easter eggers I posted previously, which everyone thinks were male. I'm hoping she's a girl!

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  2. jerseygiantlove

    jerseygiantlove Out Of The Brooder

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    hello

    i think its a rooster :)
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I do as well.
     
  4. fuzziecreatures

    fuzziecreatures Chillin' With My Peeps

    Female coloration, no giant red patches on the shoulders
     
  5. keloid

    keloid Out Of The Brooder

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    why does she/he look like a rooster? that would be horrible luck, with 5/5 eggs that hatched boys!
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    That is a pullet.
     
  7. themenagerie

    themenagerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm curious too...her color is definitely female, at first glance I was thinking pullet 100%. The last picture looks like there are saddle feathers though. Keep us posted.
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2013
  8. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Pullet. Some have a little arc to the feathers in the saddle but they aren't pointy or skinny like the ones a male gets.
     
  9. keloid

    keloid Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone. I'll keep you posted! :)
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's a pullet. this color easter eggers often look like their feathers are pointed when it's just the faux lacing. Plus, 11 weeks is really pushing the early end for hackle/saddle feathers. Her color is classic easter egger female.
     

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