Olive Egger Gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TG10, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. TG10

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    This is our hatchery bought 9 week old "female" Olive Egger. The hatchery claims that it is some combination of Legbar, Maran, or Ameraucana. Any thoughts on the gender? Thanks in advance!
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  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Can I ask, which hatchery is selling "olive eggers" as a breed? Just curious.

    For 9 weeks, the comb is awfully red....I would wonder if it's a cockerel rather than a pullet. Can you detect saddle feathers yet?
     
  3. TG10

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    Meyer Hatchery offers "Olive Eggers" as one of their new projects for 2014. The chicks come from one of two breeding programs (Legbar, Maran, Ameraucana). You have to specifically search for "Olive Eggers" in their website search bar to find them.

    No, we can not see saddle feathers yet. The large red comb and very early chick behavior made us think it was a cockerel, but the older it gets the less "male" it acts. He/She also physically resembles the Maran hens that the hatchery sells, so that had us questioning the gender as well.
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    X2, that is a lot of comb/wattle for a nine week old chick, would vote cockerel right now also.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    The bird pictured is a cockerel.
     
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  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    He's a cockerel.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X4 on cockerel.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Cockerel. A pullet that age shouldn't have hardly any comb to speak of.
     

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