I am a little concered that Molly is a boy. What do you think?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Kerrigirl, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Kerrigirl

    Kerrigirl Out Of The Brooder

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    This is a 6 1/2 weeks old Easter Egger, and she/he seems awfully pretty for a girl...what do you all think? I ave no idea, this is my first flock, and everyday I think at least one of them is a cockerel...I am sure I will be asking the same questions about the others soon [​IMG]
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  2. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, don't take my opinion seriously unless someone else who knows more comes along and agrees.

    But. It seems like I have heard that that particular coloration of an EE only is found in hens. So, I lean towards girl.
     
  3. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did not know this. But the tail feathers.....UMMMM
    I have 2 EE hens and they do not have those tail feathers,
    but I did at one time think they were female because I thought
    they had saddle feathers.
     
  4. Kerrigirl

    Kerrigirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm really hoping so she/he is my sons favorite, and we cannot keep a roo.
     
  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I think it's a girl
     
  6. CrazyCatNChickenLady

    CrazyCatNChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to say pullet. She looks very similar to one I had in my first batch of hatchery EE's. Mine turned out to be the prettiest girl too!! Seriously, The prettiest chicken I have owned and that is absolutely saying something.

    No, on second thought, its clearly a cockerel and I'll take him!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    There was actually 2 of them but one got taken by a hawk not too long after this pic. The 2 in back on the left.. The dark head makes them really awesome!

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  7. Kerrigirl

    Kerrigirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, my son will be thrilled that he gets to keep her!
     
  8. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ....my birds combs especially my EEs did not pink up like that at 6.5 weeks...[​IMG]
     
  9. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Well, it IS "the pullet coloration," as someone else also posted. So I believe she's a girl.
     
  10. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, the coloration of the body is exclusively female. I have seen easter eggers with this coloration before, and they turn into really gorgeous girls. The tail angle is all breed, and has nothing to do with gender (it probably is a hold over of leghorn crossing at the hatchery for egglaying).

    Here's a link to what she'll look like when she's older: http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lybm47HmKv1qeeqk5o1_r1_500.jpg

    Keep in mind the picture is not mine, nor am I making any profit off of it.

     

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