Need help figuring out if this is a boy or girl!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kenia, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. kenia

    kenia New Egg

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    I have this chicken and i was wondering if anyone could tell if it's male or female?! It got injured a while ago on its neck and the feathers are barely starting to grow back. I couldn't get a really good picture either, they don't stand still very long.. [​IMG]

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  2. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's an Easter egger cockerel. Male.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

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  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X3 on Easter Egger cockerel. The greenish legs are a dead giveaway. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  5. kenia

    kenia New Egg

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    I thought so :( i didn't want a rooster. Do you know if it's normal that it hasn't started crowing yet? Also my other chickens are hens and they've always been pretty mean to it, especially after reintroducing it after it was injured. Will that change once it's older? All the hens are older than him
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    There is no normal time for crowing, really. It can start anytime from less than a week old to almost a year old. He'll become more assertive with the hens when he's older and more confident.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Easter Egger cockerel. It isn't that unusual that he hasn't started crowing yet. The most common crowing age is 8-10 weeks, but it is also common for roosters to wait longer than that.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    You definitely have a cockerel. My cockerels usually start crowing around eight weeks old, but it isn't uncommon for birds to take longer.
     

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