2 EE genders? Quite sure Buff Cochin and Cuckoo Marans are pullets.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by EmeraldSkye, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. EmeraldSkye

    EmeraldSkye Out Of The Brooder

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    Greetings,

    I have 2 Easter Eggers, a Buff Cochin, and a Cuckoo Marans. I'm pretty sure the BC and the CM are pullets but of course confirmation is always welcome. I'd like to see what you think about my two Easter Eggers.

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    You can tell the two EE apart since one has a black head and one has a red head. The other two breeds are easy too. [​IMG]

    These pics were taken last week when they were 11 weeks old. I can take new pics today and post if you would like. I can also take a video quite easily.

    By the way, The red-headed EE is named "Lucille", the black-headed EE is named "Squirrel", the Buff Cochin is "Bella" and the Cuckoo Marans is called "Wild Thing".
     
  2. PolkaDot77

    PolkaDot77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Squirrel looks like a hen to me! Lucille is a bit trickier to tell. Do you have any closer up pictures that include her legs? Love your cochin, too! My picture is of my buff cochin, Penny. She is my favorite :)
     
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  3. EmeraldSkye

    EmeraldSkye Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll take more pics tomorrow from the side. The first picture is of her (with her legs) from the front.
     
  4. lizanne

    lizanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say the 2 EE's are pullets, the cochin is a pullet, but I'm not sure on the Marans.
     
  5. EmeraldSkye

    EmeraldSkye Out Of The Brooder

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    I was told that the Marans male would be lighter in color than the female and this one looks pretty black, that's why I thought female. However, this came from the same woman who told me that my EEs were Ameraucanas. I'll take fresh pics and videos tomorrow of them all now that I know what kind of pics to take.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    All look like pullets.
     
  7. bellschick

    bellschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] your guess is better than mine. Rooster or hen???
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Could you post a full body picture? And, how old is it? My guess would be rooster, based off of coloration and comb size, but we really need age and a full body shot to tell for sure.
     
  9. lizanne

    lizanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you're right on the Marans. I looked up the color genetics of the barred coloring. Your EE's look just like the ones I got from Mc Murray Hatchery last year. They call them Ameraucanas as well. Here's the info:

    http://www.hpbaa.com/Genetics.html

    Barred:
    Barred is a pattern where the white on one feather runs along side the white on the feather beside of it as well as will the other color run beside its color on another feather. It is referred to as the starting & stopping of color. Barred females carry one barring gene while Barred males carry two. This gives the male a light color than the female due to the display of more barring in the male. Barred is a sex-link gene in that you can usually tell them apart at hatch. Black & white Barred is actually the silver gene where silver expresses itself in white. Barred offspring will have a pale yellow/white dot on their head, pale yellow white undercarriage, & wing tips. Male chicks will have more pale yellow on them and the dot on the head will be less circular and stretched down the back of the neck.

    Breed Examples: Plymouth Barred Rocks


    Here are a couple of pics of my little EE pullet from last year.

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  10. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All 4 are pullets :)
     

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