Easter Egger Rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed/Gender is This?' started by teddy, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. teddy

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    I know Easter Egger is not a recognized breed. I hatched this out late April 2012. I still can not tell if they are roosters yet. I think they are. I have a Buff Orpington Roost that would have fathered them. There was also a Serama Bantam that was hanging out with the flock back then, I can not tell you if he had access to the hen.

    Can anyone tell from these to pictures if the white ones are rooster?

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    kind of hard to get them to stand still!

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  2. Energyvet

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    My guess, second photo. Left no, right yes.
     

  3. BootedBantam

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    IDk but they sure are pretty birds.
     
  4. sorrowsmiles

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    Hmm I agree, the one on the right in the second photo looks roo to me! The tail feathers being long and all. And yes, they sure are beautiful birdies!
     
  5. cogburn

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    Look at the hackle feathers, it's hard to see with white on white, but a cockerel will have pointed hackles and a pullets are round.
     
  6. jen3910

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    I'm new to chickens but my EE ended up being a roo. He started crowing around 14 weeks and his tail feathers were much higher than what I see in the pictures. Like I said I don't know much about chickens and maybe there is a wide range of what would be considered rooster-ish -so to speak :)

    Eta: This pic is from the day I got rid of him around 15 weeks. Can't have roosters :(
     

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  7. Energyvet

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    So sorry. :-(. Must have broken your heart. He was very handsome.
     
  8. jen3910

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    We were very sad to see him go. The hardest part was the kids were visiting my parents in vt and Sarah didn't get to say goodbye. Been three months and she still asks to go visit. That girl loves animals. She even cries when one of our fish dies.
     
  9. Energyvet

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    Be happy and proud you have raised a compassionate child. Teach her how to deal with her big heart. I used to cry every time I heard puff the magic dragon. She is a valuable asset in a world of hardness and cruelty.
     
  10. teddy

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    what are heckle feather? where are they? Sorry never heard of a heckle going to have to google it.
     
  11. Energyvet

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    Ted it hackle not heckle. Check your spelling.
     
  12. teddy

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    No wonder I could not find no information on it. I spouse I'm in line for a lot of heckling now. Tickle me with a hackle feather.
     
  13. Energyvet

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    We're all human. No worries. ;-)
     
  14. cogburn

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    The neck feathers from the head down to the saddle.
     
  15. cogburn

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    Here ya go brother.. Basic anatomy. It will help.
     

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  16. teddy

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    Well if I got this right then both are Roosters. I sure hope this Wednesdays (9/26) hatch has hens. If someone wants a Rooster I have a white one and a I guess that is faun/red. Now I have to learn how to sex day old chicks. That looks hard!
     
  17. Energyvet

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    Feather wing sex or genital sexing? Just curious.
     
  18. teddy

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    I did not know you could feather day old chicks. I read a genital how to. I'd like to find a feather how to and read that. Sounds a little less evasive.
     
  19. Energyvet

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    Far as I know the feathers on the wing are only accurate when they are very young like first 3 days or 3-5 days. It's the flight feathers - coverlet feathers on the wings.
     
  20. BootedBantam

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    You tube Mike Rowe, from dirty jobs expaining sexting awesome video


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