4 wk old EE. Is it too early to tell?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jenn-E, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. jenn-E

    jenn-E Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some pics of my 4 wk old EE. Any thoughts on boy vs. girl? She was sexed as a pullet, but I am worried after reading posts that lighter-colored EE are more likely to be boys. Her legs are a bit thicker than some of the similar aged chicks, but they're different breeds.

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  2. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    looks like a girl to me though its probably too early to tell. Any good tail shots? My EE cockerel was light, but his comb was noticeably pink at 4-5 weeks old. I didn't notice any difference in legs from him to my pullet. But his tail was narrow and upright as opposed to my EE pullet who's tail fanned out somewhat.
     
  3. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By 4 weeks my EE boys had broader and pinker combs. It could be too early to tell though. I would wait a couple weeks and try back.
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    A little early to tell but it has the roo stance in the first pic.
     
  5. jenn-E

    jenn-E Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the thoughts. I think S/he mostly holds her tail down like the other chicks. No signs of dominant behavior, but she's actually a week younger than the other chicks, so that might make a difference (if I say she enough times will it make it true [​IMG]). I will wait a week or two & try to take some more pictures. I don't know how everyone else gets such good photos. My birds don't want to stand still.
     
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