Roo or hen?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Robert and Christy, May 21, 2017.

  1. Robert and Christy

    Robert and Christy Just Hatched

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    Our 8 week Easter egger
    Rooster or hen?? Please help??
     

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  2. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a rooster!
    I don't have experience with Easter eggers,
    but I think that's a rooster! Good luck!

    By the way, I see your new... :welcome
    And your avatar is so handsome!!!

    -The Angry Hen
     
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  3. Robert and Christy

    Robert and Christy Just Hatched

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    Thank you!
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Easter Eggers tend to show a lot of variance- they are not a true breed and don't have a standard of perfection. They do usually have pea combs (yours has a straight comb) and green legs, can't see legs on your bird.

    It doesn't show red in the comb but, none the less I think that is a lot of comb for only 8 weeks old. If it starts to redden and enlarge soon, I would say it's a cockerel. Otherwise I would say pullet at this point in time.
     
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  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. Like those above, I'd go for cockerel.
     
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  6. Abriana

    Abriana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you get a closer pic of his/her back? Rooster have sickle, long pointy feathers on their back, but hens don't. If you get a closer picture, i can probably indentify the sickle and let you know.
     

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