Red shoulders on Easter eggers

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cstephens1987, May 21, 2019.

  1. cstephens1987

    cstephens1987 Crowing

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    So I've noticed recently that my six week old EE pretty much all have some type of symmetrical red coloring coming in on their shoulders. One of them (Easter Egger Allan Poe) is quite obviously a cockerel and has been for several weeks now. My biggest concern is the wheaten one as that's my wife's favorite and I only have room for so many roosters. Other than the shoulders and maybe the slightest pink compared to the more pullet looking ones, she doesn't really look like a cockerel to me although I've flopped multiple times at this point on her given her coloring. Any other opinions? I'll post pics of a few but again my main concern is the wheaten one.
    P.s. also ignore the little barnie roo I know about that one haha.

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  2. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Crossing the Road

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    You know she really doesn't look like a cockerel, but that color.... I honestly don't know. :confused:
     
  3. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Crossing the Road

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    I'm convinced all my EE are cockerels one week and pullets the next.
     
  4. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Crossing the Road

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    The more I look the more I think she's a pullet. Lol
     
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  5. Mybackyardpeepers

    Mybackyardpeepers Crowing

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    I have EEs and was told copper colored bands on wings are a trait for roosters. Mine was indeed a rooster!
     
  6. southern chooks

    southern chooks Chirping

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    I’m going to go with pullet:confused:
     
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  7. cstephens1987

    cstephens1987 Crowing

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    I know right?!?
     
  8. cstephens1987

    cstephens1987 Crowing

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    Yeah it's confusicating all right
     
  9. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Easter in the center of 1st pic is a pullet.
     
  10. cstephens1987

    cstephens1987 Crowing

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    I sure hope so. Even with those red splotches coming in on her shoulders? You'll notice very faint similarly placed splotches on all of the EE so it makes me wonder if it's genetic with this line. The breeder told me that all his EE look a bit rooish at first, maybe this is what he meant?
     

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