10 week old EEs. Help me double-check my cockerel count...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SweetMotherOfMars, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. SweetMotherOfMars

    SweetMotherOfMars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ...I'd hate to send a hen to Camp Kenmore.
    This was our first foray. We built a styrofoam chickbator & bought 6 fertile eggs from the Farmers Market. Two were blue & 4 were olive, the moms were all EE, the dads were "whoever got there first."
    For our first time hatching, luck was with us. Five of the 6 hatched. Now, 10 weeks in, I think we ran out of luck... only one definite pullet. [​IMG]
    We have two definite cockerels and two that... well, you tell me.

    Here is Cookie, our pullet:
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    Here are the other four (the two in question are on the left):
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    The necks of the two in question (Fern, left; Bryn, right): And their backs (L-R Bryn, Fern, Cookie):
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    Bryn's neck and full body:
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    Fern's neck and full body:
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    Any help would be wonderful. I can post photos of these two next to the known cockerels if it would help, but was worried this would be too many as it was. [​IMG]
     
  2. Capone

    Capone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep bryans a roo for sure
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Fern and Byrn look like Roos to me.
     
  4. SweetMotherOfMars

    SweetMotherOfMars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was afraid of that.
    Fern was one of those late-to-feather emu-looking guys. Bryn has been "singing" with the dominant cockerel.


    Here are the other boys.

    Apple:
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    Evyn:
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    Apple is a flashy, compact guy. He came from a blue egg and might make someone a good roo, but we are keeping the quiet cushion-combed boy (Evyn, er Evan now, I guess) for as long as possible.
    Can't have Cookie pining away all alone, can we?
     
  5. yellowflower

    yellowflower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just curious, are those fish tanks? that your using for food and water?
     
  6. SweetMotherOfMars

    SweetMotherOfMars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Close! They are the angled candy jars that look just like fish bowls.
    http://www.stormthecastle.com/terrarium/images/terrarium-for-kids/cookie-jar-terrarium.jpg

    When they were still in the brooder we had to find a compact way to keep the water clean(er) and the food (more or less) in one place. Kids had some candy that came in small ones (tennis ball sized) and they worked wonderfully.

    We have 4 sizes of these now. Not sure what I'll do when the water starts to freeze, but they are easy to clean and heavy enough they don't get knocked over. I have a sealed water bucket with a spigot set up to auto fill the big one, but right now we aren't using it. It was too heavy for where I wanted to place it. [​IMG]
     
  7. yellowflower

    yellowflower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! What a great idea! I might just have to get me some of those. My chickens are always scratching in the food dish or dumping it. And then the chipmunks come and steal it so I'm feeding everyone. LOL
     
  8. SweetMotherOfMars

    SweetMotherOfMars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can definitely find them in the stores, but a couple of ours came from yard sales.

    *looks at glassware table, glances at price* "Oh, mine! [​IMG]
     

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