Help with Easter Eggers - Roos or Hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by UnlabeledMama, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. UnlabeledMama

    UnlabeledMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 8 Easter Egger chicks that are about 10 weeks old now. I think I have at least 3 roos? Thoughts?

    Positive this one is a roo.
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    Thoughts? What about the white one?
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    Here's all of them.
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    This one in front has different feathering then everyone else. Not sure what to think.
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Okay--4 brown and 4 black and white, correct?

    In the second pic, the brown bird standing behind the brown bird who looks to be standing on a black and white bird--she's a female. The rest of your brown birds are male.

    The black and white one in the last pic, that's feathered different--that's a male.

    Back to the second picture--the black and white bird on the far right is female.

    The remaining two black and white, the two that look similar--I'm just not sure. That is a tricky color to sex by color. I'm leaning toward male on the one in the second pic, the comb seems very pink. What we'd need is comb shots of those two black and white birds to be sure.
     
  3. ClucksAndPeeps

    ClucksAndPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chickens circled with red are for sure cockerels.
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  4. UnlabeledMama

    UnlabeledMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was what I was thinking. I knew that one brown and one white were hens for sure. The other browns being roos I was pretty sure of. The other white ones were hard for me. I just hope I don't end up with only 2 hens out of 8 chicks!
     
  5. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Lol thanks for doing that circling, it saved me a lot of typing. Those were the ones I was going to point out as male as well.
     
  6. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    Me too.
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    You only have 2 pullets. The rest are cockerels.
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  8. UnlabeledMama

    UnlabeledMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are the ones I was asked to provide comb pictures.

    This one I am pretty sure is a roo.

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    Maybe a hen? Or wishful thinking?

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    Definitely a roo?

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  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    All of these birds are cockerels.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, those are all boys. You can see the first one is getting saddle feathers coming in, but they all have the triple row on the pea comb, plus the bottom one has coloring that's male only.
     

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