Male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mysterious14u2c, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. mysterious14u2c

    mysterious14u2c In the Brooder

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    This is Solo at 6 months. Not sure of breed or gender. When feathers first came in, the head and tail feathers were black and mid-section red. At first I thought that it was a Pullet but when it mounted my Silkie hen. It has a weird small, ruffle-like pink comb. I was thinking a RIR and BA mix. Has greenish black legs. [​IMG] [​IMG][/IMG]I started thinking differently. Here's pic of it now.
     
  2. mysterious14u2c

    mysterious14u2c In the Brooder

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    Sorry 1st one is now, 2nd is at 5 months. Color changed now. I'm thinking female because it has small comb and no wattle. But why did it grab my hen and sit on her back as if mating like my other Roos do? Here's pic of body and legs[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  3. StarMeKritten

    StarMeKritten Songster

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    You have a very handsome Easter Egger cockerel.
     
  4. mysterious14u2c

    mysterious14u2c In the Brooder

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    Thank you! At first, I was hoping it was female because one of my favorites. He would swoop in grab food or snatch from other chickens then run off alone. Call him my little gangster!
     
  5. Kev

    Kev Crowing

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    Yea it's a boy. His comb looks like that because it's a different kind called pea comb. It's naturally smaller than the usual kind of comb. If it were a female, that comb would have been much smaller and looking like no comb at all until laying age.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    He's definitely an Easter Egger cockerel.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Easter Egger male.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    Easter Egger cockerel.
     
  9. mysterious14u2c

    mysterious14u2c In the Brooder

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    Thanks everyone. Have a good Thanksgiving!
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Male.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!
     

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