NEED help how to tell if a Olive eggar is femle

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I was wondering if there is anyway to classify if a oliver eggar chicken is female in the first 3 weeks, im buying some and cant have a rooster in the city, but cant tell are there any signs?
 

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Hi
I was wondering if there is anyway to classify if a oliver eggar chicken is female in the first 3 weeks, im buying some and cant have a rooster in the city, but cant tell are there any signs?

There are things you can look for that can help narrow the ID, but because they are mixed breed birds that can be the result of any number of combinations it does complicate things. IF the bird is pea combed you can evaluate the form of that comb - a bird showing 3 clear rows of peas developing would indicate cockerel, while a single row would indicate pullet. Depending on how well feathered in the birds are you may be able to use the emerging pattern to sort through the question of gender as well, but that would depend on the plumage the bird is developing. Is there any chance the seller has given you photos of the birds? If so, you can post them and we can help you pick out likely pullets/cockerels.
 

Michael OShay

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There are things you can look for that can help narrow the ID, but because they are mixed breed birds that can be the result of any number of combinations it does complicate things. IF the bird is pea combed you can evaluate the form of that comb - a bird showing 3 clear rows of peas developing would indicate cockerel, while a single row would indicate pullet. Depending on how well feathered in the birds are you may be able to use the emerging pattern to sort through the question of gender as well, but that would depend on the plumage the bird is developing. Is there any chance the seller has given you photos of the birds? If so, you can post them and we can help you pick out likely pullets/cockerels.

X2 on that.
 

BantamLover21

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There are things you can look for that can help narrow the ID, but because they are mixed breed birds that can be the result of any number of combinations it does complicate things. IF the bird is pea combed you can evaluate the form of that comb - a bird showing 3 clear rows of peas developing would indicate cockerel, while a single row would indicate pullet. Depending on how well feathered in the birds are you may be able to use the emerging pattern to sort through the question of gender as well, but that would depend on the plumage the bird is developing. Is there any chance the seller has given you photos of the birds? If so, you can post them and we can help you pick out likely pullets/cockerels.
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Wyandottes7

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There are things you can look for that can help narrow the ID, but because they are mixed breed birds that can be the result of any number of combinations it does complicate things. IF the bird is pea combed you can evaluate the form of that comb - a bird showing 3 clear rows of peas developing would indicate cockerel, while a single row would indicate pullet. Depending on how well feathered in the birds are you may be able to use the emerging pattern to sort through the question of gender as well, but that would depend on the plumage the bird is developing. Is there any chance the seller has given you photos of the birds? If so, you can post them and we can help you pick out likely pullets/cockerels.
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