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Four EE's What gender?

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Hello, I just got four Easter egger chicks this weekend they are all supposed to be female. I am concerned that one in particular is male. one of them is 2-3 weeks old and the other three are around 4 weeks old.

Lets refer to them (from left to right) as red, yellow, black, and brown. Brown is the youngest.

 Side view of yellows face.

 

 Red's wings

 

 

 

 Black, the one to the far left is the one I fear may be a roo. It's wing feathers are shorter than the onther three and it is one of the older ones.

 

 Brown, the one to the far right is the youngest and has just as long or longer wing feathers than the older ones.

 

 

Thank you in advance for your help.

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They're too young to sex right now. Try again in 3 or 4 weeks.
Edited by howfunkyisurchicken - 4/4/16 at 7:22am
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 Black, the one to the far left is the one I fear may be a roo. It's wing feathers are shorter than the other three and it is one of the older ones.

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They're too young to sex right now. Try again in 3 or 4 weeks.


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Okay so here are me EE's now at 12 weeks old. I am pretty positive that 3 of them are hens. I fear the white on is a cockerel. None of them really have combs so all I really have to go on is his tail feathers. What do you think?

 

 

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Okay so here are me EE's now at 12 weeks old. I am pretty positive that 3 of them are hens. I fear the white on is a cockerel. None of them really have combs so all I really have to go on is his tail feathers. What do you think?

 

 

If, at 12 weeks old, none have obvious combs, it's safe to say they are all pullets. The coloring on all of them looks pretty female.

For comparison, this a 10-week old cockerel.

 

There are three boys in the photo below, age 8 weeks. 

On top of the kennel, on the right, are three 6 week old cockerels. In the straw are two, 12 week old pullets (the same girls from the second photo).

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If, at 12 weeks old, none have obvious combs, it's safe to say they are all pullets. The coloring on all of them looks pretty female.

For comparison, this a 10-week old cockerel.

 

There are three boys in the photo below, age 8 weeks. 

On top of the kennel, on the right, are three 6 week old cockerels. In the straw are two, 12 week old pullets (the same girls from the second photo).

Thank you, that is exciting the white one is one of my favorites.

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