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Need help with sexing. I have an EE chick sprouting suspicious tail feathers

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cowchipss, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. cowchipss

    cowchipss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got home from work, went out to the coop, and to my dismay, one of my Easter Egger chicks has new feathers that look different. Am I being paranoid or do I have a cockerel?
     
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  2. cowchipss

    cowchipss Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. cowchipss

    cowchipss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These seemed to sprout up over night. :((
     
  4. cowchipss

    cowchipss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do I have a cockerel here? I'm planning to look at pictures tonight and review the types of feathering but this doesn't look good for me.
     
  5. alanabug

    alanabug Out Of The Brooder

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    It looks like a pullet to me :) But we can wait for the experts to weigh in.
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    How old?
     
  7. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Looks like a pullet. That feather pattern make them look more pointed than they actually are. Pretty girl!
     
  8. cowchipss

    cowchipss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    8 weeks this past Monday.... 8}
     
  9. cowchipss

    cowchipss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks mymilliefleur! Everything I looked at while I was anxiously awaiting replies indicated that the cockerel would have a different color pattern as well as different shaped feathers.
     
  10. cowchipss

    cowchipss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope so! One thing that can throw me off is that I'm raising several different breeds and they might mature slightly differently and then I start to thinking..... ~;>
     

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