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Olive egger --roo or pullet

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DarlingFarmGirl, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. DarlingFarmGirl

    DarlingFarmGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    NY idea if this is a pullet or roo? I realize it's very young, but I knew fairly early when I had all Ameraucanas to compare to. This is an olive egger :) [​IMG]
     
  2. DarlingFarmGirl

    DarlingFarmGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]
     
  3. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old?
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm thinking pullet, but knowing its age would help as a gender determining factor.
     
  5. DarlingFarmGirl

    DarlingFarmGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    5-6 weeks old
     
  6. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm leaning towards cockerel...... Still too young to say for sure yet though!

    It's two-tone beak is adorable! ;)
     
  7. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. I wonder if it's beak will stay like that?
     
  8. Michael OShay

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    It's younger than I thought, and that comb is fairly pink and substantial for 5-6 weeks so I'm leaning toward cockerel as well now. If that comb really reddens up over the next few weeks, you will know for sure it's a cockerel.
     
  9. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The size of the comb is also dependent on what breeds are used to make the olive eggers. My welsumer x legbar pullets have more comb then marans X Ameraucana cockerels. Could be a girl, but I'm not totally sure.
     
  10. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very true, some breeds grow larger combs faster than others. But I'm guessing it's not Legbar, but Ameraucana, because of the pea comb. In which case I still say cockerel.
     

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