How to determine if an Olive Egger is a rooster?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by LT, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I purchased two olive eggers from a local breeder in early August. They were about 8 weeks old. They are now about 16 weeks. This morning, I was awakened by crowing...hilarious and pitiful crowing. It turns out that Georgia is George. Now I am curious about the other OE. George has spectacular feathers that are iridescent green and gold against black. Honestly, I was not surprised when he crowed. The other OE, will call her Darla for now, is gray with very little variation in the feathers. What are the chances I ended up with two roos?
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    If you have pics, we could confirm Darla/Daryl's gender.
     
  3. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I am working on it. They are deep in the woods right now. Stay tuned.
     
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    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know these aren't ideal photos, but I hope they will help with identification. The top picture shows George in all his black, green and gold glory. "Darla" is behind him. The bottom picture is "Darla."
     
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    Here is another one showing the top and neck.
     
  6. donrae

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    I'm thinking cockerel based on the leggy appearance, shading of the color and the comb. A better pic could help confirm.
     
  7. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am afraid you are right. Those legs are looking longer and leaner by the minute.
     

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