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Help! What sex is my (supposed) Easter Egger?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by emily1885, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. emily1885

    emily1885 New Egg

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    This is Dale, Jr. 'He' is supposed to be an Easter Egger. 'He' was also supposed to be a she. 'He' is about 2 & 1/2 months old. Dale has always been super aggressive and very
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    and picks on the other girls and looks nothing like them. 'He' has a very small hint at a comb and nothing else. The other day I was watching him and he puffed up and did a very pronounced Rooster call. I also have a Welsummer Rooster of the same age who has full comb and wattles and is super calm. That guy, to my knowledge, hasn't made any noise like Dale does. I don't know what to think of Dale. Is 'he' really a he or just a very aggressive girl taking on the role of the male? Please help!
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    I'm leaning towards cockerel, could you get a better shot of the tail feathers and comb?
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Oh and [​IMG]
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    He actually has a very well developed comb for his age. Easter Eggers usually have pea combs, and they don't get as tall as single combs. It's hard to be sure, but I think I see some male saddle feathers already. If you can re post the picture so that it can be enlarged when clicked on, it would help, but I'm pretty sure that's a boy.
     
  5. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    [​IMG] Yes, Dale jr, appears to be cockerel, and he is definitely an Easter Egger which is a generic ''breed'' of chicken, so varies a lot color wise, which is probably why he doesn't look like your other EE's. Good luck with your flock!
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a cockerel to me.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Flock Master Premium Member

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    I'd guess cockerel
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm thinking cockerel as well. :eek:(
     
  9. emily1885

    emily1885 New Egg

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    Thank you everyone and thank you for the warm welcome! This site has really helped me in my first foray as a chicken mommy! I truly appreciate the input! The verdict is in and we have a boy! I'll try to post better pictures of Dale, but I'm not the most tech savvy, it may take me a moment! I'm really not suppose to have males in my neighborhood, and even though he's a handful, we love him so much and cannot imagine not having him around!
     
  10. emily1885

    emily1885 New Egg

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    Thank you for the info, June! It's I did not know that about the combs on EE's. There is so much information out there, it's overloading my brain! I like that I can come here now and just ask my questions!
     

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