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6 week old EE - please help me with gender

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So here is my EE at 6 weeks.  Single comb, still a pale peach color., no wattles.  Small tail feathers at this point.  It is a little difficult to judge the actual shape of the feathers because of the coloring, and I have never had a chicken with this type of coloring before so I am stumped. 

 

 

 

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Looks like a cockerel smile.png
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Where did you get him/her? EEs usually have pea combs, beards/muffs and green legs. I'm not seeing any of those traits in yours, though I can't really see the leg color well.

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Where did you get him/her? EEs usually have pea combs, beards/muffs and green legs. I'm not seeing any of those traits in yours, though I can't really see the leg color well.

The legs are a greenish color, and I agree, the comb doesn't look like an EE comb.  We got him/her from a feed store in the area that specializes in chickens.  The chick was in a bin of sexed BSL's, though obviously not a BSL.  As the store was only selling sexed chicks and not straight-run, they 99% guarantee that the chicks are sexed correctly.  However, this chick is a mystery as I really don't know what it is in breed or gender.  He/she is smaller than my BSL of the same age.  Honestly I'm at a loss!

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Looks like *maybe* a bantam. Although he/she doesnt look much like mine, is is possible that he's a Golden Campine? My Campine has green legs smile.png
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Looks like *maybe* a bantam. Although he/she doesnt look much like mine, is is possible that he's a Golden Campine? My Campine has green legs smile.png

 

What did your Campine look like as a baby before feathering out? This one was completely brown all over - no markings.

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Looks like *maybe* a bantam. Although he/she doesnt look much like mine, is is possible that he's a Golden Campine? My Campine has green legs smile.png

What did your Campine look like as a baby before feathering out? This one was completely brown all over - no markings.
Sorta like a chipmunk. This is him now if that helps:
actually, I was wrong. He has blue legs. My Buttercup has green legs hmm.png
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Sorta like a chipmunk. This is him now if that helps:
actually, I was wrong. He has blue legs. My Buttercup has green legs hmm.png

He is so handsome!! Hmm, puzzled about mine - he/she didn't have those chipmunk stripes.

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Sorta like a chipmunk. This is him now if that helps:

actually, I was wrong. He has blue legs. My Buttercup has green legs hmm.png
He is so handsome!! Hmm, puzzled about mine - he/she didn't have those chipmunk stripes.
We'll have to wait and see how yours looks when it is older big_smile.png
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