Noob With a Mystery Chicken

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mama Chook, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. Mama Chook

    Mama Chook New Egg

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    Hi all. I have enjoyed the wealth of knowledge to be found here and would now like to tap it a little more. Here's a little background.

    We picked up 3 new girls today from a feed supply store that we have purchased from in the past. We live in the city (no roos allowed) and so traded back "Cindy," a beautiful Ameraucauna. She/he has been under suspicion for a few weeks and provided the solid evidence this AM by crowing us awake at 5:30.
    Anyhow, today we picked up a Black Australorp, a Dominique and a mystery girl, bringing our little family to 16. We have 2 Delawares (only ones currently laying), 1 Barred Rock, 1 California Gray, 1 each Blue and Black Copper Marans, 2 RIRs, 1Cream Legbar, 1 Black Cochin, 1 Ameraucauna, 1 Partridge Wyandotte, and 1 Lavender Orpington. We have a huge backyard and a large coop and run. we've cordoned off a roomy corner for the new comers so that there is a look/no touch policy in force.
    Now for my question. I'm no chicken photographer but here's my best attempt on the mystery bird. Any ID help would be most appreciated. The girl in question is the black and white one. I think Lavender, an obvious camera hog, has snuck in here too.

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  2. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    it is an easter egger and im pretty sure it is a cockerel. But how old is it?
     
  3. Mama Chook

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    We were told that it was around 10 weeks.
     
  4. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    agree it's EE and does look very boyish...
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree with the above. Can you get a shot of the comb?
     
  6. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    10 weeks looks about right and i still say its a cockerel
     
  7. Mama Chook

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    Okay. Here is a better shot. Could you fill me in as to what I should be seeing to tell me "cockerel." My gender discrimination is clearly poor but I am a life-long learner.[​IMG] Thanks for your patience!

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  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Easter Egger cockerel.
     
  9. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    Quote:I usually just sex by feather pattern. But in this case I looked at both feather pattern and comb. Black and white EEs usually through people off (they usually automatically say male and they arent always male that is why with this color I look at more to prove that it is a cockerel).Anyways the biggest giveaway is it has a pretty big red comb for its age.
     
  10. Mama Chook

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    Thanks all. Back he goes. Thanks for the pointers!
     

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