12 week old EE question

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  1. angry gary

    angry gary Out Of The Brooder

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    i hatched out three EE chicks. they are now 12 weeks old. i made a homemade incubator and this was our first attempt and we were surprised how easy it was. anyway here is my question:
    one of the three is very outgoing for lack of a better term. it is in an outside coop with the other two. this one is always the first out of the coop. sometimes the others never come out. this one will also run right up to the edge of the coop when we come near. to me it is displaying dominate behavior. is it out of the question to think that this early it is a roo?

    thanks,

    gary
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Usually my friendlier chicks turn out to be boys. That being said, my EE girls are either very easy going or completely freaked, there doesn't seem to be any in between for them. Could you post a picture? At 12 weeks old, we may be able to tell you one way or the other :)
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh, and I see we' re not far from each other. So, howdy neighbor :D
     
  4. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Nope, doesn't mean a thing. But at this age, I'm pretty sure it would be obvious to an experienced eye whether you have pullets or cockerels or some and some. Take some pictures!
     
  5. angry gary

    angry gary Out Of The Brooder

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    i will try to get some pics tomorrow. thanks for the info. hey funky where in Va are you?
     
  6. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. WaterAye

    WaterAye Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine are only 5 weeks. The two aracauna couldn't look and behave more different. What does your experienced eye tell you?
     
  8. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    The one on the far right is a cockerel. When a black and white chick gets dark red showing in the wing bow area, that's a male trait.

     
  9. sherylreno

    sherylreno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you get up close pics of their combs? You can easily see what's what by their combs.
     
  10. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm in central VA, about 20 minutes from Charlottesville =)
     

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