Splash? Wheaten Easter Egger 9 week update

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cstephens1987, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Pullet

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  2. Cockerel

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  3. Idk I'm stumped at the moment too

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  1. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Partially Enlightened

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    The red shoulders are a dead give away and you can see the saddle feathers already too.
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  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Partially Enlightened

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  3. cstephens1987

    cstephens1987 Crowing

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    I know the blue one is cockerel. There's absolutely no question on that one
     
  4. cstephens1987

    cstephens1987 Crowing

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    I don't really think you're going to see saddle feathers in these pictures as the chicken and question is only 9 weeks old as of today. even on the obvious Cockerel I can only see the starting formation of the saddle feathers underneath when it's fluffing up there not visible when he's standing
     
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  5. debid

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    My vote is a late bloomer cockerel. That comb is pretty developed even if it isn't as obvious as your other guy. I also think I see solid red saddles just beginning to peek out in exactly the place I'd expect them to be.
     
  6. cstephens1987

    cstephens1987 Crowing

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    yeah I've been worried about this one too because it's the last one that I want to be a Cockerel in the whole bunch
     
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  7. debid

    debid Crowing

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    I hope I'm wrong. It wouldn't be the first time

    At this point though, grabbing the bird and parting feathers on the back is going to make it so much easier to tell. If you see red pins there, you'll have your answer.
     
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  8. cstephens1987

    cstephens1987 Crowing

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    can you zoom in and show me where you think you see the saddle feathers coming in there's a lot of red barring on the back that we might be seeing in the pictures
     
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  9. cstephens1987

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    I will see what I can do that one is a particularly flighty bird
     
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  10. cstephens1987

    cstephens1987 Crowing

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    Well it may not matter. I got home from work and half the flock is missing and the blue cockerel is dead.
     

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