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Anyone with pics of 5 to 6 week old Ameraucana/EE chicks???

post #1 of 9
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Just trying to look at my girls/boys and see what they are!  Please tell me the sexes of the birds in your photos, too!
Thanks


Edited by arwmommy - 4/6/08 at 8:39pm
Leanna
Wife of 15 years to a great husband, Mama to: two amazing children, ages 10 and 5;
Baylor the crazy huge chocolate Lab, age 4; and 8 bantam Cochin hens
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Leanna
Wife of 15 years to a great husband, Mama to: two amazing children, ages 10 and 5;
Baylor the crazy huge chocolate Lab, age 4; and 8 bantam Cochin hens
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post #2 of 9

smile


Edited by lurky - 4/7/08 at 4:44am
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post #3 of 9

Check out my EE pix in this album. The EE's make up the first several pages.

Hope this helps!

Dawn

Happily homesteading in Sharp County Arkansas
...I heard them bikers talkin' 'bout ridin' Hawgs and checkin' out Chicks...
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post #4 of 9
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Dawn--- that REALLY helped!  Thanks so much!  This is what mine looked like a few days ago at 5 weeks--- comparing them to yours at 6 weeks, makes me think they are all girls  (BTW, they will be 6 weeks in 2 days and basically look just like they do in the photos below)

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s307/arwmommy/IMG_1038.jpg
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s307/arwmommy/IMG_1035.jpg
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s307/arwmommy/IMG_1033.jpg

Leanna
Wife of 15 years to a great husband, Mama to: two amazing children, ages 10 and 5;
Baylor the crazy huge chocolate Lab, age 4; and 8 bantam Cochin hens
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Leanna
Wife of 15 years to a great husband, Mama to: two amazing children, ages 10 and 5;
Baylor the crazy huge chocolate Lab, age 4; and 8 bantam Cochin hens
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post #5 of 9

I am thinking Boy....Boy..... and maybe another boy sad the last one is questionable.  My EE's did not get red on their combs until they were close to laying age of 6 months.


Edited by lurky - 4/6/08 at 8:52pm
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post #6 of 9
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Hey lurky, check out Dawn's album.... did your chicks not mature like hers????????

Leanna
Wife of 15 years to a great husband, Mama to: two amazing children, ages 10 and 5;
Baylor the crazy huge chocolate Lab, age 4; and 8 bantam Cochin hens
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Leanna
Wife of 15 years to a great husband, Mama to: two amazing children, ages 10 and 5;
Baylor the crazy huge chocolate Lab, age 4; and 8 bantam Cochin hens
Reply
post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by arwmommy 

Hey lurky, check out Dawn's album.... did your chicks not mature like hers????????


I am quite sure she has boys in there also......at least 2.

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post #8 of 9
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I know... I am just comparing her six week olds with my six week olds...

example: (sorry to steal photos from the site you posted!)



Her 6 week old males
http://shim1.shutterfly.com/procgserv/47b7d738b3127cce98548b8bc45900000027100FYtm7ho2Y-
http://shim1.shutterfly.com/procgserv/47b7d738b3127cce9854887f050400000027100FYtm7ho2Y-

The first male (Geezer) shown above, here at just 3 weeks
http://shim1.shutterfly.com/procgserv/47b7d738b3127cce98548b8dc45f00000027100FYtm7ho2Y-

Her 6 week old females
http://shim1.shutterfly.com/procgserv/47b7d738b3127cce9854887e843500000037100FYtm7ho2Y-
http://shim1.shutterfly.com/procgserv/47b7d738b3127cce98548870843b00000027100FYtm7ho2Y-

9 week old female
http://shim1.shutterfly.com/procgserv/47b7d738b3127cce98548b83c45100000037100FYtm7ho2Y-


Looking at all her birds and comparing them to my pics posted above, it looks like mine much more closely match her females.  The 3 week old male photo shows a much more prominent and redder comb than either of my females show at 6 weeks.

Am I understanding this incorrectly?  Thanks for all the thoughts!

Leanna
Wife of 15 years to a great husband, Mama to: two amazing children, ages 10 and 5;
Baylor the crazy huge chocolate Lab, age 4; and 8 bantam Cochin hens
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Leanna
Wife of 15 years to a great husband, Mama to: two amazing children, ages 10 and 5;
Baylor the crazy huge chocolate Lab, age 4; and 8 bantam Cochin hens
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post #9 of 9

Well I hope i am wrong........I would LOVE to be wrong on this......I hope yours are all girls......But another thing....Her birs do not have 'typical' ee or ameraucana combs. They usually have a little pea comb. Her EE's are sporting a single comb. I am by no means an expert, but i dont think its all that common. The first picture i showed you was a bantam ee bunch i recently hatched. The others i dont know the ages on of mine, just that they would be close. My computer crashed in Dec. so i lost all my best pictures of my adult birds growing up. You should do a search on this site for EE's because there are threads on here where people posted all the pics of them. It might be more helpful to you than I am.


Edited by lurky - 4/7/08 at 4:44am
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