girl behavior?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bygrace53, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. bygrace53

    bygrace53 Out Of The Brooder

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    My Americuana Easter Egger has puffy cheek feathers sticking out. She also was spotted fluffing out her neck feathers looking like a lion while posturing amongst the girls. There are 8 total. 9 weeks old this Thursday. Is this normal or would it indicate a Cockeral?? I'm sure hoping they are all hens as I love every one of them.
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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Both sexes can have cheek puffs and beards, and that sparing or posturing with each other is normal for both sexes. That color pretty much always means girl when it comes to EEs, so hopefully you just have a dominant girl there.
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Pullet - she looks like to me.

    Pretty!
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's a girl.

    Girls fight amongst themselves, too. Someone's gotta be the boss!
     
  5. handyman42

    handyman42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say it's a pullet. Probably just trying to establish her dominance in the flock. Pretty girl though. I have one that looks similar to her.
     

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