Is my EE a pullet or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chels121, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. Chels121

    Chels121 Hatching

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    Hi everyone, could someone tell me if this 8 week EE is a pullet or roo? BBDDCEF3-C14F-4DFC-8E87-973BFA4ECEBF.jpeg 75FFC269-EBEE-42B2-A5D6-EE359B50078C.jpeg 0F141A0F-77B0-4E0D-B33A-A9A4A02B2DF9.jpeg
     
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  2. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Ooh this one is tricky. This coloring can go either way with Easter Eggers. I’m leaning pullet from the rounded hackle feathers, but leaning cockerel because of the reddening comb and thick legs. Repost pics in about a month, that should give this one time to show his/her real gender.
     
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  3. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Crossing the Road

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    I agree with the poster above. It appears that your EE is showing signs that of a pullet. Aside from the legs, structure, feathering (which she/he may be too young for), time is likely to tell. Within a month or so, report back to us and it may be easier for identification. In the meantime, keep watch for signs of behavior and crowing.
    Trying to 'stand up' to an older hen may be something a cockerel will do. Slightly timid when approached by a bird of the same age, can be opposite.
    One month is pretty young to tell, but best of luck! Beautiful birds.
     
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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    How old is the bird. Coloring and pattern is most common in cockerels, but bird appears to be too young for male specific feathering.

    Oops, eight weeks old ? I'm leaning heavily cockerel.
     
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  5. penny1960

    penny1960 Yippy Do Da, Yipptye Ay!

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    I vote pullet right now
     
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  6. Peepsi

    Peepsi Songster

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    The first two pics say "pullet", but that last one, where the comb is really red, says "Cockerel". My EE is 16 weeks old right now, and her comb is still a pale peach.
     
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  7. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    I'd say post updated pics in 2 or 3 weeks. I'm squarely on the fence.
     
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  8. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    I'm leaning toward Cockerel, but I agree with the others, we need another couple weeks to be sure. :D
     
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  9. Chels121

    Chels121 Hatching

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    Thanks guys! That’s how I felt too I thought pullet but the comb was making me question it. It just started turning pink, looks a little more red in the picture than it really is and size wise the comb is still small hasn’t grown yet but time will tell. I’ll post pictures when he/she is a little older like you said.
     
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