is my easter egger a pullet? almost 6 week old

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by candyNflowers, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. candyNflowers

    candyNflowers Out Of The Brooder

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    had a tail at 4 days old and wings feathered fairly fast but head seems a bit fluffy at the momment. 5/6 weeks old in pics. hopefully these pics will be helpful enough as my previous post didnt get any replies. Hoping Princess Sofia the First (my daughter picked the name) is a girl as we cant keep a roo and she is the friendliest of our 4 chickens. she is a week younger than my other three chickens and even they baby her. she's bold and fearless and flew before a couple of the older birds. thanks, lisa

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  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    I want to say girl, but it could go either way, watch for dark red feathers in the wings (means rooster)
     
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Pullet. Without a doubt.
     
  4. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, that salmon breast tells me it's a pullet.
     
  5. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, I'm seeing patchy spots on the wings that match the breast. I'm saying roo.
     
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    I'd say pullet.
     
  7. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Nah, she looks just like my Hazel did. That orangey body color shows all over eventually and it isn't the brick red that comes in on the boys. I don't have a 6 week photo on here but you can see it at 10 weeks:[​IMG]
     
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  8. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a young pullet who looked exactly like OPs bird. I really think that chick's a pullet, I have not yet seen a cockerel with a salmon breast.
     
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    candyNflowers Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you, i really hope she is a pullet as she is our sweetest, friendliest of the bunch. I was a bit worried about the orange on the wings but from pics i have seen the orange on the chest does look more like a girl coloring. -lisa
     
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    updated photos 9 weeks. thinking she's a girl as her comb isnt red nor does it have three rows for an easter egger but she did develop the darker orange on her body which some say could indicate a roo, the coloring seems fairly even and is on chest with patches in the wings. the shoulders dont seem to be as dark colored at this point. opinions as to the sex? Its hard to get a posture picture when they arent pecking the ground or startled by something. thanks, lisa
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