Tell me this is a pullet (serious case of denial)

pbjmaker

Crowing
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This is a chick hatched from one of the last eggs my EE laid this year (she is still on moulting leave apparently) S/he is almost 8 weeks old. Mama was an EE as I stated and I'm 99% sure that the papa is my black copper roo.

I am leaning toward male because of the pink/red color that developed this past week. BUT the comb isn't raised at all yet. It is very flat - so that makes me think girl.

Besides the fact that s/he eats like a growing teenage boy - what do you all think?

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Note the bread I used to bribe him to stay. Yes he has thick legs - but so does mom.

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pbjmaker

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I love this bird but can't keep it if it is a roo. S/he comes running to me all the time and thinks I'm her personal chew toy - like a teething puppy.
 

19hhbelgian

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The stance says pullet to me.

My EE hen still looks like a boy because of her posture, but is a girl - nice rounded feathers. Just keep watching for those bad pointy feathers, that's when you know (or if it starts to crow, but
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not!!). I've found that my EE's have been the hardest to sex. They change so much. Right now I have one that says girl in every way accept for it's comb which has been red for a while, but has stayed small - it's a rose comb. The bird acts like a girl, and has not shown any roosterish behavior, and I'm hoping it stays that way!

By the way, I think your birds name should be Raven, boy or girl!
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pbjmaker

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Thank you.

When she used to lay they were a lovely shade of green.
I want this girl to be a pullet so I can get olive eggs and I want mom to start laying again. It's been about 11 weeks since she last laid. - I think its time to put a light in the coop, the days have been getting to short.

I have one daughter that is laying from her - her eggs are tan with brown speckles (I think).

Bubby (the mom) is very picky about who she mates with and when and it is hard to get a fertile egg from her. This is her daughter Chubby Bubby:

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