Gender???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Heather94, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. Heather94

    Heather94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone tell me if this is a hen or rooster? Easter egger? I thought it was a hen (and was told so but the woman I bought him/her from) but I've had chicks lately that I know they came from my polish hen, but are showing characteristics of my EE (fluff under eyes, thick fluffy neck, etc) [​IMG]

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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    That's an Easter Egger pullet. Doesn't look like she's quite ready to lay yet. And the Polish pictured is also muffed and bearded. It's a dominant gene, so makes sense for the Polish cross chicks to have those features.
     
  3. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    EE pullet, definitely. [​IMG]

    ~Alex
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. Heather94

    Heather94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't even realize hippie (my polish, my 3yo named her) was bearded. That makes sense. I just wasn't sure where the fluff under my polish crosses eyes were coming from! Glad she is a hen!! When do EEs start laying? she's about 8mo? Thanks!
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Easter Eggers can be all over the place when it comes to rate of development. 8 months or later isn't unheard of. It's my experience that they do need higher protein levels for maturing so giving layer feed before they are laying can really slow down their development.
     
  7. Heather94

    Heather94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thank you
     

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