Sexing Easter Eggers

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 44Wolves, May 26, 2013.

  1. dinydeek

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    I am just starting with chickens but I have read that Easter Eggers are notorious for being late bloomers. While the average is around 20 weeks- it appears that many will take well past that before laying.
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Female. Pullets that mature in the fall can take longer to start laying.
     
  3. tiffani day

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    Oh, ok thank you
     
  4. twinmom219

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    [​IMG]2 weeks was told it was an Araucana female
     
  5. twinmom219

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    [​IMG]2 weeks old was told Araucana female[​IMG] 3 weeks [​IMG] 4 1/2 weeks, worried a Roo?? [​IMG][​IMG]??
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    It's an Easter Egger. And a cockerel.
     
  7. msazeeta

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    These are my Easter Egger chicks, between 3-4 weeks old. Sorry for the poor coloring they are still under the red lamp because its been rainy the last 2 weeks. The lighter one is approximately 3 days younger than the brown one.

    The brown one has a bigger comb that is slightly darker, fluffy tail and ginger chest and orange hackle feathers. The brown one is very timid and screams when I pick it up, despite how gentle I am.

    The lighter one has nearly no comb yet but a skinnier, pointier tail and no hackle feathers yet. The lighter one seems a little less skiddish.

    (brown photos 1-4, light photos 5-9. Both shown together in last photo)

    Any ideas on if these are male or female from the looks of them? I got them both from a feed store and was told that they would be 85-95% female. [​IMG]

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  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Both are still much to young. The one does have a bit more comb, but at this point it's hard to say if it's just a pullet with a funky comb or a cockerel. Post them again in 2 weeks.
     
  9. msazeeta

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    Will do :) Thanks
     
  10. twinmom219

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    Updated picture at 5 weeks, thoughts?[​IMG]

     

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