More Easter Eggers: Do I have one roo or two?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sunfrog, May 29, 2012.

  1. sunfrog

    sunfrog Chirping

    May 29, 2012
    I have three Easter Eggers and think I have 2 roos and a pullet. Help? Two were a pair from someone's family farm, one is from a feed store, hence the very different looks. The first two I think are 8-9 weeks old. The smaller one (with more white) is 7 weeks.

    First is Tulip, who I am assuming is all pullet:

    Behind her above and in the lower right corner below is "Daphne". I am a newbie here but he seems all 'roo, in behavior as well as with the well developed comb, big feet and red patches on his shoulder feathers:

    Matilda (Matty?) is the white speckly one and is showing more male characteristics. Like frequently dueling with Daphne! I can't tell if the red on the wings is red enough to be a 'roo marker or not? Comb getting bigger/redder than my assumed pullet who is two weeks older....


    Thanks! I am loving these Easter Eggers though sadly cannot keep roosters and am hoping to send them off to a friend if they are in fact male to make room for one more pullet...
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    You're right! That speckled one is gonna be so handsome.
  3. Panth

    Panth Songster

    Mar 5, 2012
    yes! You have a pullet and two cockerals
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    What they said. Look, you're getting "the eye" for sexing easter eggers!

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: