Twoo EE's one a cockeral but the other?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pbjmaker, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

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    I bought a pair of EE's from the feed store they are around 10 weeks now give or take. Might even be 12 weeks. I forgot when I bought these two (seems everytime I go in he has chicks he is offerein up to me )

    One is definintely a cockeral, but I am wavering on the other one. All spare roosters are going away this weekend, so I need to figure this out.

    This is them together. they are hiding under this bush because a hawk had just flown over (about a foot above my head [​IMG] ) The one I am sure is a male is bigger bodied and they are the same age.


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    This is a picture of his/her comb. It has been this shade of "pink" for awhile. It looks pinker in real life.



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  2. LindsaySinai

    LindsaySinai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks identical to one of my hens. I'd vote a hen but I'm no expert.
     
  3. Silkie-lover33

    Silkie-lover33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    That is definitely a hen. [​IMG] She is really very pretty [​IMG]
     
  4. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree.. it's a girl!
     
  5. Bravo

    Bravo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are these birds? I'm not convinced the one on the right is a cockerel (the left is definitely a pullet). Can you post some better pics of the one you think is a boy?
     
  6. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree with this... but the stance does remind me of a cockerel.
     
  7. EMaker

    EMaker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a pullet, and frankly, I'm not convinced the other is a cockerel. Larger size and redder comb isn't necessarily a sign of being a cockerel in EEs, barring other characteristics. Does his peacomb have three distinct rows of bumps? His coloring appears more female than male. Please post a close up photo of his comb before you give "him" away. You may have two pullets there!
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    A pullet on the left. On the right perhaps a cockerel, but also likely that it is a more rapidly maturing pullet. A side shot might help in gender ID.
     
  9. Lindz

    Lindz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Deffantly the one on the left is a hen. The one on the right though, looks alot like one of my girls. Can you post more pictures of that one, it might be a hen as well. I would hate to see you get rid of it and it wind up being a hen as well.
     
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    All girls.
     

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