What breed & sex is my "Free" bonus chicken from Murray McMurray?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SmokinChick, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. SmokinChick

    SmokinChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some pics. He/She is 8 1/2 weeks old. Much smaller than the CXers it is rooming with. I'm guessing a EE due to tufts, really concerned with the sex. That will determine if it stays or goes, sadly!
    Thanks for the help.
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  2. SIMZ

    SIMZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would be inclined to say an EE, too. Don't make any decisions yet, but seeing a red comb like that on an 8 week old chick makes me think boy.
     
  3. PioneerPrincess

    PioneerPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. And I definitely would lean towards roo with that one. All the black and white EE's (even the EE's crossed with others) I've had so far have been roosters.
     
  4. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    easter egger cockerel. Theres no waiting to it with the coloring and comb it is clearly a cockerel
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree, there is no waiting or debate or "iffy" on this bird. That coloring and comb are male. Plus, it's the free chick--like 90% of them are male.
     
  6. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    many people see black and white and automatically say it is a cockerel. This case it happens to be a cockerel. I have had and seen many hens that are black and white. But you should never go by that. BTW when i said coloring I meant because it is patchy and not uniform like a hens would be
     
  7. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    ya, i have never gotten a free chick that is a female. The packing peanuts are almost always males.
     
  8. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    he is definatley the oddball out of your all white flock pictured there lol
     

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