What gender is my chicken?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Nina Zeyen, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. Nina Zeyen

    Nina Zeyen In the Brooder

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    5F185113-2C81-4446-9ACE-8B8E428E1023.jpeg 542AE17E-F949-4BED-91F9-EF1E977D8552.jpeg ok, so about 3 weeks ago I bought 3 new chicks. One of them is a wellsummer and two of them are Easter eggers. But recently we are having concerns that one of my Easter egger’s is a rooster. She/he is about 3 and a half weeks old. The one on the left is the one we’re concerned about and the one on the left is his/her sister.
     

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

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    The welsummer is a pullet, the other you will have to wait a few more weeks. 8-12 weeks is best.
     
  3. Nina Zeyen

    Nina Zeyen In the Brooder

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    The ones in the pictures are both of my Easter eggers. I kept the welsummer out to show how different the two of them look even though they’re the same breed.
     
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  4. farmmanjim

    farmmanjim Chirping

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    Easiest way to tell is rooster develop larger Combs and waddles than hens and much much quicker. Roosters also tend to have much larger leggs. If the Combs and waddles all are the same size uyou just have a faster growing hen usually.
     
  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Welsummer looks like a pullet, cockerels and pullets of this breed have different feather patterns.
     
  6. Nina Zeyen

    Nina Zeyen In the Brooder

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    Yes, definitely does have a larger comb and we noticed that it also has larger feet. Also, the Easter egger were concerned about, it has orange/yellow legs but on our other Easter egger, (the other one in the photo) she has more of a grayish blue legs. Is this any kind of sign?
     
  7. farmmanjim

    farmmanjim Chirping

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    That I don't know
     

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