Surprise chick?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FirstChickens, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. FirstChickens

    FirstChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    This is the surprise chick we just got with the other Black Australorps.

    What is it?

    At what age will we be able to tell what gender the chicks are?

    Thanks in advance!


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  2. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like an Easter egger.
     
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  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Your surprise chick appears to be an Easter Egger. As for when you'll know gender, it should become pretty obvious around 6-8 weeks of age. At that age, the cockerels will be developing larger, redder combs and wattles and may even begin crowing.
     
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  4. FirstChickens

    FirstChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    How are the Easter Egg birds with other breeds?

    It seems to be a bit more aggressive and kind of a bully in the brooder already.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree; it's likely an Easter Egger. I've raised EEs for years, and they are normally a docile bird, but once in a while there is an exception. EEs are my granddaughter's (pictured in my avatar) hens. She loves their colored eggs.
     
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  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    My Easter Egger is very docile and timid. She's very friendly around people, but gets picked on a little by other birds. However, that is just my experience. The personality of individuals within a breed can vary greatly.
     
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  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    The one Easter Egger that I have is sweet and docile. She's low in the pecking order and usually just tries to get by without any other bird noticing her.
     

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