What's your opinion on this EE?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by samandemsmommy, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. samandemsmommy

    samandemsmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It's a bit early, but I personally think that EE is a cockerel. Comb is very wide at the back and you can plainly see all three rows of "peas" already. Legs are thick, too.
     
  3. samandemsmommy

    samandemsmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks-- the 3 rows plus the longer feathers at the tail are swaying me towards cockerel. The other EE's I have do not have the longer tail feathers.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Longer tail feathers at this age do not mean much as to the sex of the chick. My Ameraucana and EE pullets often have those and molt them out as they approach adulthood.
     
  5. woodsia

    woodsia Out Of The Brooder

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    It's so hard to tell at this age, isn't it? My guess would be cockerel, because it looks like there are some reddish patches starting on his/her wings, but that could be an effect of the lighting, too.

    (I am very new at this, so take my opinion with a large dash of salt [​IMG] )
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm thinking cockerel.
     

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