Hen or Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TammyC57, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. TammyC57

    TammyC57 Just Hatched

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    Hi all! I'm having a hard time figuring out if this is a hen or rooster.. It's an aggressive bird with hens but it doesn't crow.. Can you help me out?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] It's an Easter Egger cockerel.
     
  3. HorseFeathees

    HorseFeathees New Egg

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    Seems to me it might be a rooster , I have looked at a number of chickens a chicken shows though I do not own chickens . and the neck feathers seem to be that of a rooster . How old is this chick?
     
  4. TammyC57

    TammyC57 Just Hatched

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    About 3 months
     
  5. TammyC57

    TammyC57 Just Hatched

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    Thank you for the welcome! I was afraid of that... :(
     
  6. tj74roberts

    tj74roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a cockerel. The saddle feathers are the dead give away.
     
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  7. TammyC57

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    And so, if he mates with say, a Comet, is it possible to hatch Easter Eggers? I've never hatched eggs before & this was supposed to be a hen! But now I will have 4 roosters to 25 hens... Is that too many?
     
  8. tj74roberts

    tj74roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If he has the blue egg gene, yes. If not then it would depend on the hen I believe. I am not an expert on egg colors, sorry, I wish I was more help. Do you know what color his egg was that he hatched from?
     
  9. TammyC57

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    I don't.. wish I did! Thank you.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree it's an EE cockerel. If he's aggressive the hens, go ahead and get rid of him. One of your other boys will likely have better manners and create a more harmonious flock.

    he likely has at least one copy of the blue egg gene, so when bred to a brown egger like a sex link you'd have a say 50/50 chance of getting a green egg layer pullet.
     

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