11 week old EE and BO "girls" actually boys?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by GothChick, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. GothChick

    GothChick Songster

    Sep 5, 2010
    So I have a total of 7 chicks that I got from Ideal, Meyer, and my BO came from a breeder. My Buff Orpingtons were straight run but my other chicks were all suppose to be sexed pullet chicks. Well I'm beginning to think they look a bit too rooish. Please let me know if my girls are really boys. My chickens are illegal and I have to hide them so I can't have any roosters crowing and making noise. Thanks!

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    Easter Egger #1


    Easter Egger # 2


    Easter Egger # 3


    Easter Egger #4


    Unknown Breed #5


    Buff Orpington #6


    Easter Egger #7


  2. Never been the greatest at identifying the EE's but I.say they all look like pullets. The BO looks like a roo. The one towards the end.
  3. lovinlife

    lovinlife Songster

    #3 and #7 are the only ones that appear to be suspicious as roos, and I say that because of the coloring.

    You'll know before too long what they are.
  4. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Songster

    Nov 24, 2009
    I basically agree with the above post. I don't know about you BO but it does look like a roo, but 3 and 7 look like roo. The rest are definitely pullets.
  5. cashdl

    cashdl Songster

    Nov 25, 2008
    #7 is a roo for sure and #3 looks like one to.


  6. heksa

    heksa Songster

    Jun 21, 2010
    I aslo thought 3 and 7 could be roos (based on comb sizes). I had a bunch of EEs and the comb difference was the best indicator for me.

    The BO also looks roosih. My girl did not have any comb at that age.
  7. happydodgefarm6113

    happydodgefarm6113 In the Brooder

    Aug 25, 2010
    I am so glad I read this thread. I have 2 10 week old EE'S and they look just like # 1 and 4 and I was concerned #1 was a roo because when we got it from MPC it was much bigger than the other 5. I need to change my sign off because we now have 12 birds (so far).

  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    3 and 7 are roosters. The rest are girls.
  9. karimw

    karimw Songster

    Apr 7, 2010
    Eastern IA
    I agree the BO is probably a roo, but I think the EEs are pullets. It is hard to tell on EE's though! I had one I thought was a roo untill she laid an egg. Something in her backgound gave her a bigger comb than the others.

  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    3 and 7 are roosters, the rest of the ees are girls, you can tell by color. I don't know how to describe it exactly, but those two have boy colors, white with the red on the shoulder. The others are girl colors. The buff I'm not sure, how old is it?

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