Please help me sex my 5 week old Easter Eggers!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Leelee78, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. Leelee78

    Leelee78 New Egg

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    Got these four cuties yesterday...they are about 5 weeks old. Wondering if I have hens or cockerels, as my town doesn't permit roosters. Any input would be appreciated! Thank you!

    First up, Honey...

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    Then Black #1

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    Black #2

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    Finally, Black #3
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    The lovely woman I bought them from tried to select hens, but I think Honey may be a roo. Any opinions? Thanks!
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I think the red is probably a roo, I would worry about the last black one also just because the comb looks pretty prominent. #2 looks like it has a single comb?
     
  3. Leelee78

    Leelee78 New Egg

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    Yes, they all seem to have pea combs except Black #2, which has a single comb. I'm afraid I might have all roos!
     
  4. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    The red one looks like the comb is developing already which strongly suggests male. I'm not seeing it on any of the others but it's early, yet. The next couple of weeks will be telling -- most cockerels make themselves obvious with comb growth in the 4-7 week range.
     
  5. Leelee78

    Leelee78 New Egg

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    Thanks so much! I guess we will wait and see...hoping for 2-3 pullets...[​IMG]
     
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  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree, Honey might have to go. You can see a triple row on the pea comb, and that's pretty much a male trait. I'll bet he'll be beautiful!
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I believe that Honey is a male, and the black one is a female.
     
  9. Leelee78

    Leelee78 New Egg

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    Thanks all! I think you are right....and I think Honey will be gorgeous! I hope I can find someone who might want him!
     

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