10 week old EEs - whatcha think?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mrs. Linkletter, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Mrs. Linkletter

    Mrs. Linkletter New Egg

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    Hi all!

    My good friend and neighbor recently acquired 5 Easter Eggers that are about 10 weeks old now. We are suspicious that the two white 'gals' are guys - bigger combs, and more color in their combs - but neither of us is experienced in sexing Easter Eggers. Could there be more guys in the group? Too early to tell? What do you all think? She can photograph individual birds if needed.

    Thank you!!

    Mrs. Linkletter


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  2. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you're right. The red on its wing makes the white one look rooey to me; the pinkness of the splash's face makes it look like one too. But it doesn't have a muff, so maybe it has a big-combed ancestor (leghorn, andalusion..)? In that case it's possibly a pullet... but I'm still leaning more towards roo.
    Beautiful flock!
     
  3. honeyb

    honeyb Out Of The Brooder

    i think the white one with the darker head is a roo, i like the black with coppper
     
  4. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one in the back with the red in the wings and the splash (also with red in its wings) I would guess are both roos. The others look very evenly colored with small pale combs. Lovely flock of EEs. That roo in the back has got a fantastic beard/muffs.
     
  5. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    the two "whites" are roos. but one is a splash color - the one thats white with darker feathers
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    x2 the splash is the one in front
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    What a pretty flock! This is why I like easter eggers, they come in such pretty colors. Anyway, I think you're right, those two light ones are young men.
     
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I agree also.

    The one in the front looks like it has Wyandotte in it. The comb appears to be a rose one.
     
  9. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    I see two cockerels (the mostly white ones), two pullets (the patterned ones), and one "probably a pullet" (solid blue).
     
  10. Coop Deville

    Coop Deville Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. The rust-colored wings on the one on the left are almost always a dead giveaway that it's a roo. I also see thick legs.

    The splash is probably roo, too.
     

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