Pullet or Cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BestDiscoMan13, Sep 22, 2019.

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  1. feathermaid

    feathermaid Egg Obsessed

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    These chicks are too young to tell gender yet. Where did you get them? Were they sold to you as sexed pullets or straight run?
    Male specific traits (especially saddle and hackle feathers) won't start showing until about 10-12 weeks.

    Easter Eggers are a mix of any breed with one blue egg gene parent and their coloring is always a surprise. A pea comb and puffy cheeks/beard will mean one parent is probably an Ameraucana or Araucana. A single comb and yellow legs likely has Cream Legbar parentage, but yours look to be the former. If you call the hatchery or farm where you got them, they might know the breeding stock that was used for your batch, but even knowing the exact parentage doesn't guarantee any particular feather coloring and even egg colors can end up green, cream, pink or pale brown.
     
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  2. BestDiscoMan13

    BestDiscoMan13 Chirping

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    They were sold to me as sexed pullets at tractor supplies
     
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  3. BestDiscoMan13

    BestDiscoMan13 Chirping

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    I got mine from Tractor Supplies they are currently 4-5 weeks old they where gendered as pullets
     
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  4. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    As these are hatchery and not home made EE... They're ameraucana mixes, but the ameraucana are usually back a ways in the mix. Hatcheries breed their EE to EE and toss in an ameraucana every once in a while to refresh the blue egg gene.

    as for gender, give it about 3 more weeks and repost.
     
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