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Sharkie Crocodile Snakie....a Girl or boy??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hens4thehudds, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. hens4thehudds

    hens4thehudds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is my 10 week old olive egger... Sharkie is the black and gold one. ...
    I think it has a pea comb, but what is confusing me is that its comb is almost as red as my cockerel that is the same age. My other confirmed pullets are not even close to as red
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    What do you all think Girl or boy????
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Hmm.

    I'm thinking female, I guess. The color is classic female, the legs are thin and the comb looks like a single row.

    That said, the comb is very red for 10 weeks on a pullet, and there is that funky sickle looking tail feather.

    I'm like 75% sure it's female. If it gets reddish patches of color on the shoulders, that will be your sign it's male.
     
  3. hens4thehudds

    hens4thehudds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, thanks for the very thorough reply. So, red on the shoulder is characteristic for, the Maran or the Ameraucana? I will definitely be keeping a close eye on those shoulders, hopefully I won't have any surprises.[​IMG]
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

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  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Red patches on the shoulder often mean that a bird is a rooster. Hens don't tend to get reddish, darker patches on their wings or shoulders. Especially with Easter Eggers, red patches mean rooster.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd say that you have a pullet, though the comb is rather red. Post some more photos in a few weeks, or if her color pattern changes.
     
  7. hens4thehudds

    hens4thehudds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will Sharkie is 10 weeks, I will definitely post some more in Nov. I hope it is a little more clear then. Thanks again for the expert advise!!![​IMG]
     
  8. donnavee

    donnavee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote girl too - I have an Easter Egger that looks almost identical to yours.
     
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  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Black copper Marans roosters get red on the wing, so do Easter eggers. It's a rooster characteristic in many breeds.
     
  10. donnavee

    donnavee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll take one of her today - she is just beginning to molt a little but not too bad yet.
     

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