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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by albird101, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. albird101

    albird101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2013
    Okay so I know you can tell easter egger males from females by the 3 rows in there combs, my chicks are 2 weeks old and there combs grew quickly I can see the 3 rows in the males and I see the single rows in the femalesit surprised me how fast the comb grew in the males well I'm thinking there males, I researched a bit and found out that females usually grow there feathers quicker then males the ones that I'm guessing are males are more feathered out then the ones that I think are females is it to soon to tell?
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    It is a little early - don't start getting rid of any for a bit.
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    It is too soon to tell for sure. But your are correct, pea combed birds with three rows on the comb are almost certainly males. Though slow feathering sometimes indicates a male, it isn't accurate all the time. Many breeds feather slowly naturally. Females can take a long time to feather as well. I'd pay more attention to the comb rows than to the rate of feathering when guessing gender at an early age.
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

    Jan 10, 2013
    I agree with Sourland, give them a little more time before making any decisions.

    Feel like I need to Welcome you since post is under New Member Into...[​IMG]
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    X2 on Wyandottes7.
  6. WildWyandott110

    WildWyandott110 Chillin' With My Peeps

    :) welcome!
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Think I have welcomed you many times already so will just say [​IMG]Hi, this time

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