What gender is my EE?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BaGAWK!!, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. BaGAWK!!

    BaGAWK!! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a new EE (new to me) from a hatchery. About 8-9 wks old. Supposed to be a pullet but that comb has gotten quite red over the last couple days. Is this a color typical to pullets?

    The hackles are rounded. She also has a longer tail like all my other EE's that are pullets. My cockerel had a short tail at this age.

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  2. It looks like a cockerel but i'm not sure, could you post a better picture of the tail?
     
  3. BaGAWK!!

    BaGAWK!! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will have to get pics of the tail tmrw. Thanks for your response!
     
  4. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would vote for cockrel, too, but I'm not 100% sure. That splotchy coloring looks male.
     
  5. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, looks cockerel-esque. Red defined comb, deep red shoulder feathers...
     
  6. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    Also look close at the comb. A male will have 3 little rows of peas the bigger peas are in the center and a row of smaller peas on each side. A female will have one row.
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Cockerel
     
  8. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullets 100% don't come in that coloration. Cockerel, sorry :(
     
  9. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    cockerel
     
  10. bloom_ss

    bloom_ss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a little roo there. Girls don't have that color pattern on them.
     

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