Olive egger sexing?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by iLikeMineFried, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. iLikeMineFried

    iLikeMineFried Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought these from a local breeder who is new to olive eggers, and I thought I would give them a try. I am thinking the grey one up front in the middle might be a cockerel. The comb is always a darker pink than the rest. Any opinions on the rest of them? The light grey one in the back has a yellow single comb, the others are a pea comb.
     
  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old?
     
  3. iLikeMineFried

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    Approx. 7 weeks.
     
  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Close, clear, individual pics would be best. This is a tricky age, couple weeks older it'd be easy.
     
  5. iLikeMineFried

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    Ok. I will try again next month. Unless I figure it out myself by then. I'm not worried because we live in the middle of nowhere with no neighbors to be pestered with crowing. Out of 10 chicks I have 2 cockerels already, and this one would make 3.
     
  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Out of 10, 4 pullets would be average. More than that you did great!
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree the bird in front looks like a cockerel. None of the others are pinging my roo-dar, but if you've got questions on a specific bird post a pic of it and we'll take a look.
     
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  10. iLikeMineFried

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    Here "He" is alone.
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