The ever popular cockerel or pulley game!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CptMoonlight, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. CptMoonlight

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    We have 4 EE's and have extremely little experience with our flock. We've read about coloring on EE's being able to get a good read on sex and believe we have at least one male. What do you think?[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. CptMoonlight

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    Rapunzel if pullet or Ed if otherwise.

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  3. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    1st Photo. You have a rooster for certain.

    Even without stated age, I can tell from that comb size and color (red, prominent) and feather (non) development for the apparent age...all rooster.

    When the feathers do finally appear, you will no doubt see a patchy color of white and black with perhaps even red bars on wings.

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  4. Lady of McCamley

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    the patchiness of the color and feathering at this age on the second bird gives rise to rooster again, but put a head shot with comb.

    Sometimes they can develop and change appearance quite a bit over time, and the comb is a big indicator for early roo detection with questionable colors.

    I'm making a guess that other birds have more feathering filled in? The roosters *tend* to feather more slowly, but it is hard to use that guide with birds from different parentage and hereditary as they can all develop so differently in growth.

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    Aurora..hopefully
     
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    Mulan
     
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  8. Lady of McCamley

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    Rooster as well on bird #2.
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    This is the one we felt was a rooster. My wife is not happy the first one being a roo [​IMG]
     
  10. Lady of McCamley

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    #3 is very likely a pullet. Pretty sure.

    #4 I could go either way. Comb is still pretty small, but that is looking pretty patchy and undeveloped in feathers (see comparison to #3 feathering) assuming same batch at same age from same hatchery (again heritage plays a big part).

    The black/white pattern in EE's often is male. #3 is more silver, taupe, and much more feathered with an even looking pattern and small comb.

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