We think this a Easter Egger Roo. what do you think?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by heidiinalaska, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. heidiinalaska

    heidiinalaska In the Brooder

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    His comb is red compared to the rest of the hens. He will be called Mr Fluffy Cheeks :0)
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    and is tail feathers are straighter then the rest. The last few days I have noticed that someone is plucking
    his back feathers (or the new ones are coming in)
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  2. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

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    dont really see anything that says cockerel except its comb
     
  3. NJchixs

    NJchixs Songster

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    How old?
     
  4. heidiinalaska

    heidiinalaska In the Brooder

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    They are 6 weeks, his comb is not single its like a double but I am new to chickens
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  5. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

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    the comb is a pea comb and according to it that is in deed a cockerel
     
  6. NJchixs

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    Forbsix weeks I would say cockerel. The comb is very red. I would expect to see some red feathers soon on those shoulders.
     
  7. Wishing4Wings

    Wishing4Wings Isn't it Amazing?

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    Mr Fluffy Cheeks is lucky to have a good home. My EE cockerel's comb also turned bright raspberry red at the same age as yours and was just as prominent in profile. Soon after, the dark red patches slowly developed on his upper wings - the mark of a roo. We're just waiting for the first crow now (almost 12 weeks). EEs are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get!
     
  8. That's got to be a cockerel. I have some that are 13 weeks old, and none of them have that red a comb, or even one as developed as that.
     
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  9. heidiinalaska

    heidiinalaska In the Brooder

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    Thats what I thought too. We have guessed for over 2 weeks now that he is. I have encouraged my girls to
    hold him lots so that he hopefully he will be nice.
     
  10. JustAnotherAlex

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    He looks like he'll make a pretty rooster.
     

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