Is this a female or male easter egger?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HensAmongCedars, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. HensAmongCedars

    HensAmongCedars Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 13, 2016
    South Seattle
    I read the thread about sexing easter eggers and now I am concerned I have a roo, not a pullet. "Cordelia" is about three weeks old.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Is it too early to know? Thanks for any help!
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    It's far too young to tell with any accuracy. If you can post updated photos in 7-11 weeks, we'll be able to help you a lot more.
  3. HensAmongCedars

    HensAmongCedars Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 13, 2016
    South Seattle
    Thank you. I'll do that. I'm just a bit nervous because I live in an area where roosters are banned.
  4. DerbyGirlGoneChicken

    DerbyGirlGoneChicken Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 19, 2010
    Kansas City, MO
    Wow...very nice pictures. You have a beautiful bird. I can't weigh in as I don't have a lot of experience. I am a first timer and have an easter egger that I think is a male. My only one. Very disappointed. Mine has a much longer tail. Yours looks more female than mine. But again, I don't have much experience. Best of luck!
  5. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 True BYC Addict

    Jun 23, 2013
    The Big Island/Hawaii
    Can we get a picture of the comb?
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    Right now, it looks like a pullet, but keep an eye out for deep, dark red coming in on the shoulders/wings.
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    ah the curse of the deep red over the wings [​IMG]
  8. Eps32

    Eps32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2015
    North Carolina
    I was thinking pullet also. But that's just a wild guess very young still to tell for sure. How's the comb look and dark pink it red.
  9. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    I started calling them "the red patches of death" after I heard someone on here use that phrase.... I think I've only seen one bird who grew them and didn't turn into the cockerel... and she is to date the prettiest EE I've ever seen.
  10. HensAmongCedars

    HensAmongCedars Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 13, 2016
    South Seattle
    Cordelia has a very light pink comb that is tiny. I'll get my husband to take a picture later- he's a photographer, so his pictures come out better than mine. Right now, he is hard at work on the coop, so I'm loathe to interrupt that process- the girls are getting too big for the brooder!

    Thanks everyone! I'll look out for the wing spots. I have no clue what I'll do if she is a roo. I'm really not allowed one, but I do live at the end of a dirt road with one neighbor....

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