HELP! 8 week old Easter Egger pullet maybe -- thought was hen, could be rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickldymachias, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. chickldymachias

    chickldymachias Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey all,

    I got 3 easter eggers, nearly 8 weeks ago. 2 look nearly identical, this one (Stella) is completely different color and has a different comb. She is sweet, loving and gentle and our cherished bird. Is she a pullet? Is she an EE or different breed? here are pictures of her below

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  2. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitally an EE, definitally a roo. 100000%! Classic roo coloring for an EE- they are commonly black and white, the red on the shoulders is also a dead givaway. Also big fat red comb!
     
  3. chickldymachias

    chickldymachias Out Of The Brooder

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    Really? I saw a few EE pics online of some pullets that look like this? Ugggghhh. My heart is breaking
     
  4. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, sorry, that is a cockerel. The large red comb, the uneven color pattern, and random deep red splotches over the back and wings all point to roo.
     
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    yes that is a cockerel
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    There are black and white easter egger pullets with similar coloring, but if you look at enough pics you can see the difference in the color patterns. Plus, red on the wing is always a boy. That red will most likely spread out and he'll be a very pretty multi-colored roo.
     
  7. chickldymachias

    chickldymachias Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone, I appreciate the response!
     
  8. chickldymachias

    chickldymachias Out Of The Brooder

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    Does uneven coloring and red on the wings of all breeds usually point to roo?
     
  9. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    for the most part its that deep mahogany red on the wing bow that indicates an ee cockerel (if i remember right)...for other breeds im not sure maybe
     
  10. LILCHIKBIGCHIK

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    I wouldn't get rid of "him" till he crows though. My neighbor has Easter Eggers and if she would of listened to everyone that they were roosters she'd be chicken less


     
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