Pullet or cockerel? And what kind of bird is the second bird?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lucie, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. lucie

    lucie Out Of The Brooder

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    Both of these chicks are 11 weeks old, on Thursday. I have only had 2 EE in the past and I am having trouble figuring out if this first chick, now named Sparkles, is a male or not. If it's a male, then a name change is in order to Sparkie. It is very aggressive toward a much older EE hen, but then again the older EE hen is very aggressive also. Sorry for the blurriness, it wouldn't stand still for even a second.

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    The second picture is Wobbles, and she is supposed to be an EE, but it doesn't look anything like what I thought EE are supposed to look like--no tufts at all. She, if that is what she is, is the absolutely sweetest chicken I have ever had. Totally love her. Out of 7 chicks, she is the only one that still gets up under mama's wing at night to sleep--so, so cute.[​IMG]

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    Thanks for any help you can send my way!
     
  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nice chickens! They are both Easter Eggers, the first picture is a rooster because of the wing patch and Wobbles is a pullet. Not all EEs have muffs and beards here are mine:

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  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Both birds are Easter Eggers. Because Easter Eggers are crossbreeds, they can really look like almost anything. Most Easter Eggers have beards and muffs, but they don't have to. Your first bird is likely a male due to the red in the wing(but I'm not 100% sure that he is a male), but Wobbles is definitely a pullet.
     
  4. lucie

    lucie Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, thanks! Not really what I wanted to hear about the first one. Is it true that if they are mixed breed that the red could be coming from say a Rhode Island or something like that? Just hopeful I guess...
     
  5. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Guessing first is a male. He/she is sooo pretty! Looks like an eagle! Too cute!
     
  6. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Some EEs are Rhode Island reds crossed with Ameraucanas though your first picture EE looks like a rooster-ish to me.
     
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  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Cockerel and pullet. the cockerel is a common color for roosters, his parents are probably both Easter eggers.
     
  8. lucie

    lucie Out Of The Brooder

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    Well then, I sure hope he makes for a nice rooster. The last two were incredibly aggressive and down right mean. [​IMG]
     
  9. lucie

    lucie Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't get on here too much, but, I am happy to update that the EE, with all the red, and that we thought was a male is actually a female!! [​IMG]
     
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