Help with gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Melissafern, Dec 24, 2015.

  1. Melissafern

    Melissafern New Egg

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    Hello! I have five babies I hatched and raised from a friend with a mixed flock (Easter Eggers, silkie, and americaunas that I know of) . They have been such a Joy! I had no idea chickens could be so smart and interactive and fun! Now we are wondering if we have pullets/cockerels. In our area we can only keep hens and I'll be sorry to see any of them go. I've read through the posts and it seems these Easter Eggers are hard to determine, I will ad that we flipped them all over and all of them fan their tail feathers. None have three row combs, they are all single and seem to be developing just now. The oldest is three months, the youngest two are 10 weeks. There are times the side view looks very male and then other times they seem to have a hen shape. Argh this is difficult! The oldest has no redness in the comb at all, even now at three months it is just developing a comb at all, and it matches the blue/dark feet in color. I have photos of all but I'll start w the oldest. Any input is much appreciated! [​IMG]
     
  2. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First... [​IMG] Looks like that one may be a cockerel but if you could get some closer pictures that'd be great!
     
  3. Melissafern

    Melissafern New Egg

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    Thanks for the welcome! Let me try more pics. [​IMG]
     
  4. Melissafern

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  5. Melissafern

    Melissafern New Egg

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  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    The bird pictured is a cockerel.
     
  7. Melissafern

    Melissafern New Egg

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    Thus is another. All black and white about 10weeks old. No comb development at all. Thanks for any help!
     
  8. Melissafern

    Melissafern New Egg

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    Any other input on gender of my babies? All are 10-12 weeks. Thanks for any help. [​IMG]
     
  9. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    2 cockerels, looks like possibly the remaining 2 are pullets.
     
  10. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. The black and white one looks like a pullet. The two orange ones in the last picture look like cockerels. Bottom one looks like a pullet too.
     

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