5 EE 3-4 week old chick's Need Gender. Roos or Hens?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cdresser, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. cdresser

    cdresser Hatching

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    I have a different picture per chick none of the pictures are a copy of a chick. Hopefully i get a bunch of the same answer hopefully. Thank you all!!!


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  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

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    pic 2 looks like a roo
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Crowing

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    My guesses, as it's a bit early to tell for certain:

    pullet
    cockerel
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    pullet
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  4. rubycanyon

    rubycanyon In the Brooder

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  5. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

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  6. Mac14

    Mac14 Songster

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    #2 looks to be a roo.
     
  7. Barrdwing

    Barrdwing Songster

    I agree with Wynette. #2 definitely looks like a roo, and #3 appears to be getting a bit of comb color as well. Easter Eggers can be a challenge to tell gender on, and several times I have had a roo that was a little late in developing. One telltale sign of a roo is when a young bird's legs suddenly get thicker and sturdier-looking than those of its siblings. It's a sign that the chick is getting ready to undergo a serious growth spurt, which usually goes along with being a roo. Our EE pullet chicks always grow a little more slowly than their brothers.

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  9. Dingo

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  10. jendodd79

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    I thought in general with EE's red on the chest is a sign of a pullet? Is that not the case with #2?

    Just curious as I'm figuring out some of my own right now!
     

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