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4 month old Easter Eggers.... boys or girls???

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This is our 7 year old hen (ordered her in a group of day olds from Ideal 7 years ago. Love her dearly!) named Christmas, with 4 of her 5 "chicks" that she hatched out 4 months ago. She went broody over the summer so I purchased some fertilized Ameracauna/Easter Egger eggs for her. From pretty early on, i suspected they were 2 boys and 3 girls. But now I'm thinking one of the "girls" is a boy (the black one).
In the photo, I think the two on the left are pullets and the two on the left are roos. Thoughts?
I can take more pics if needed.
And here's the 5th baby.... I've known from the start that he is a boy. This is Ruben Valentino.....


Thanks in advance!!
Edited by wjallen05 - 11/30/15 at 10:41am
.Jamie.
4 hens (Christmas 7 yr Buff Orp, Eliza 7 yr EE, Emma 3 yr Brahma, Raven 1 yr Black Aust) & 5 EE chicks
1 Australian Shepherd, Blair 5 1/2
1 black cat, Panther 2 1/2
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.Jamie.
4 hens (Christmas 7 yr Buff Orp, Eliza 7 yr EE, Emma 3 yr Brahma, Raven 1 yr Black Aust) & 5 EE chicks
1 Australian Shepherd, Blair 5 1/2
1 black cat, Panther 2 1/2
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could you take more pics of the black one?

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Better pics would help, but I'd bet the two on the right are cockerels and the two on the left are pullets.

Interestingly enough, Ruben looks like he's almost an actual Lavender something or other, maybe hatchery quality Lavender Ameraucana? Of course he could just be a funny colored EE, they're technically mutts so anything is possible. It could also just be camera angle that's making him look so pure colored.

200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
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Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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(Excuse the bullet holes from where I shot a possum hah)
.Jamie.
4 hens (Christmas 7 yr Buff Orp, Eliza 7 yr EE, Emma 3 yr Brahma, Raven 1 yr Black Aust) & 5 EE chicks
1 Australian Shepherd, Blair 5 1/2
1 black cat, Panther 2 1/2
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.Jamie.
4 hens (Christmas 7 yr Buff Orp, Eliza 7 yr EE, Emma 3 yr Brahma, Raven 1 yr Black Aust) & 5 EE chicks
1 Australian Shepherd, Blair 5 1/2
1 black cat, Panther 2 1/2
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Thanks for your input.
I purchased a dozen hatching eggs that were supposed to be Ameraucana. Obviously, I think they are a mixture of both. Unfortunately, thanks to a snake, half of the eggs didn't have a chance to hatch.
I tried getting more pictures but they wouldnt stay still 😅 here's a couple more....


.Jamie.
4 hens (Christmas 7 yr Buff Orp, Eliza 7 yr EE, Emma 3 yr Brahma, Raven 1 yr Black Aust) & 5 EE chicks
1 Australian Shepherd, Blair 5 1/2
1 black cat, Panther 2 1/2
Reply
.Jamie.
4 hens (Christmas 7 yr Buff Orp, Eliza 7 yr EE, Emma 3 yr Brahma, Raven 1 yr Black Aust) & 5 EE chicks
1 Australian Shepherd, Blair 5 1/2
1 black cat, Panther 2 1/2
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Hmm. Ironically EEs are essentially a multi-generational Ameraucana mutt, but something about them makes me think maybe they have some recent True Ameraucana thrown in.

Yep, looks like 3 cockerels and two pullets.

200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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Alright, so, anyone interested in a couple of EE roos?? 😄😆😅🐓🐓
.Jamie.
4 hens (Christmas 7 yr Buff Orp, Eliza 7 yr EE, Emma 3 yr Brahma, Raven 1 yr Black Aust) & 5 EE chicks
1 Australian Shepherd, Blair 5 1/2
1 black cat, Panther 2 1/2
Reply
.Jamie.
4 hens (Christmas 7 yr Buff Orp, Eliza 7 yr EE, Emma 3 yr Brahma, Raven 1 yr Black Aust) & 5 EE chicks
1 Australian Shepherd, Blair 5 1/2
1 black cat, Panther 2 1/2
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Originally Posted by wjallen05 View Post

Alright, so, anyone interested in a couple of EE roos?? 😄😆😅🐓🐓

ummm.. i am looking for EEs... but im looking for hens...

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