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Help! Angel or Angelo??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DS Jones, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. DS Jones

    DS Jones Just Hatched

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    Could anyone tell me if Angel is male or female. We thought we had 4 female birds. After four months, the buff orpington grew a big red comb and crowed, After that we knew he was indeed male. He and the Easter Egger, pictured, attack our two younger birds (one female & one male). We thought the EE was female but now we are not sure since s/he attacks the young male more than she does the other female. I am worried we have three males.[​IMG]

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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a pretty pullet to me.
     
  3. burdboy

    burdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet my ee pullet likes to attack my other hens too
     
  4. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd wait on this one.

    Black and white is almost always a male pattern in the EE world. However, there are females that coloring. The pattern must be very even with no blotches....which yours appears fairly even.

    The comb is not that big for 16 weeks, however, EE's can mature more slowly and there is definite pink in it.

    I'm not calling this pullet yet. It may be a slowly developing roo.

    I agree. Dominant pullets can be snotty to younger birds as well, so that behavior doesn't mean rooster necessarily.

    LofMc
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Black and white patterning is not related to gender at all. The bird in question is female, without a doubt.
     
  6. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Actually Easter Eggers do follow typical color patterns for females and males....while there are of course exceptions.

    Black and white tends to be a male coloring for EE. The color is splotchier, with different head and hackle colors on black and white roos, but most black and white patterns will typically be seen in males vs. females.

    The wild type partridge is almost always female.

    I've not taken the time to figure out why genetically this seems to hold true, but it does.

    Again, of course there are exceptions, but I've seen those rules hold true most times.

    LofMc

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/785749/sexing-easter-eggers

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/463817/easter-egger-sexing-tips-and-tricks-pictures-included
     
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  7. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    Pullet!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    sorry, on the fence with this one.
     
  9. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    That is for sure a Cockerel.........



    Cheers!
     
  10. kajira

    kajira Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That looks like a female to me.... but who knows lol
     

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