Originally Posted by chickenstew
This forum was a great help to me last year when I caught chicken fever. I thought I was done with my city flock of 3, but couldn't resist getting a couple of EE chicks at the feed store
They are 3.5 weeks old. Sally is feathering in a little faster in basic brown barred feathers. This one, Rosie, is feathering a little slower. I haven't seen feathers like hers on the forum. They go from bright silver to dark...very pretty. Any early ideas on sex/adult color on Rosie?
I'm not sure... But the pattern on the wing feathers reminds me of duckwing or quill. Very pretty, especially with the silvery color. It's too early to be sure on sex.
Originally Posted by ChicMommy
Question, I have an EE that has not layer and has not crowed. We can our chicken Boss, Boss is much bigger than our other EE but just yesterday, Boss did the mating stance while being pet. I still am not sure and hoped that someone out there in BYC land could give me some insight. THanks, Jen
100% female! Males will have skinny, shiny saddle and hackle feathers, and big, dark mahogany color patches on their shoulders. Boss is all girl, probably just showing her dominance by doing the mating dance. My top hen does that too. :)