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What gender is my Easter Egger?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Farmerhen, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. Farmerhen

    Farmerhen New Egg

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    I was given this Ameraucana. I was told it was a female, but I am thinking its a rooster because of its green tail. I never owned an Easter Egg chicken, so I am unsure. Can someone tell if its a hen or rooster?
     
  2. dhopper122

    dhopper122 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an Americana that it's tail had the feathers pecked off. It never showed me either way on being a hen or rooster, until recently. The last couple of weeks, I caught it being overly aggressive with the "other" hens. Then I heard a "new" rooster crowing. I started to pay closer attention to the pen, looking for this new rooster. Well, I caught him, it was my aggressive Americana "hen". The aggressive nature he was displaying was his attempts to mate with a hen. Now, I have a rooster I thought was was a bit long legged for an Americana and looked more like a Russian Orloft, but I accepted it as an Americana rooster: especially since I bought it at the same time I got the other Americanas. Where is this going, other than me sharing? If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it's a duck, right? What I see right away in your pic of your rooster (yeah, I said rooster), is that he has curved tail feathers, not strait like a hen would. If he is being aggressive with the others, then to me, that would seal the deal sexing it as a roo.
     
  3. Farmerhen

    Farmerhen New Egg

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    Thank you. I had a feeling it was a rooster.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    That's a male bird, but it's not an Ameraucana. I don't even really see features where I'd call it an Easter egger, just a barnyard mix. Love the coloring [​IMG]
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Cockerel. Impossible to know for sure just by looking whether he carries the blue egg gene of an Easter Egger or whether he's just a mixed breed cockerel.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    cockerel not easter egger
     
  7. Farmerhen

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    Whatever he is, he's pretty. :)
     

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