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My Dominique Easter Egger mix. Is she a Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chickatist, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. Chickatist

    Chickatist Out Of The Brooder

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    I hatched a Domique hen and Easter Egger Roo egg and she is now 6 weeks old. She looks like a hen to me, but makes vocalizations like a rooster. What sex is she? Does anyone else have pics of what this mix looks like fully grown? The last pic is of her with a 6 week old Welsummer I'm pretty sure is a roo as well.

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  2. FFFAviaries

    FFFAviaries Out Of The Brooder

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    Welsummer is definitely a cockerel. It is a little harder to tell at this age, but based on the pictures, I think your cross is likely a cockerel.
     
  3. rebrascora

    rebrascora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I answered your other post but basically, your chick is a form of black sex link and it's a cockerel because the hen is barred (Dominique) and can only pass the barring gene to her male offspring, so this barred chick has to be male.
     
  4. Chickatist

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    Thank you both. Yes, I posted here after realizing I had posted in the wrong place. I really appreciate your help.
     

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