5 week old easter egger chicks - pullet or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Zoomom, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. Zoomom

    Zoomom Certified Cackleberry Consumer

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    I have 4 easter egger chicks and would appreciate help sexing them. I think one is a roo for sure...I am hoping they all are not boys as I am only allowed hens due to the noise by-law.

    Please tell me what my babies are. [​IMG]

    The buff chick I think is a boy. He was getting pink at 3 1/2 weeks.
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    The chipmunk chick.
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    close up of same chick's comb.
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    The yellow chick #1
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    Same yellow chick #1
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    Yellow chick #2 (I think is a girl)
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    Thanks so much!
     
  2. Zoomom

    Zoomom Certified Cackleberry Consumer

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    Just a few notes to add...

    the two Yellow chicks (one hatched about 12 to 24 hours earlier than the rest) - both look the same except the early hatcher is a bit bigger.
    - both are getting white/cream coloured feathers. solid colour, no barring visible so far.
    - both are more slow to feather than the other 2 chicks.
    - both had a little flat spot where the comb should be until about 4 weeks old - the early hatcher #1 comb is a bit bigger.
    - both have finer-boned legs and they are light coloured legs but starting to get shaded grey on the front.

    The Chipmunk chick
    - getting brown and black barred feathers.
    - pea comb started getting pink at 4 1/2 weeks, but still not as pink as the buff chick.
    - EE greyish green legs

    The Buff chick
    - getting cream and brown barred feathers
    - straight comb, started early before I could see the chipmunk chicks comb developing, started turning pink at 3 weeks
    - greyish legs, but not as dark as the chipmunk chick
    - boldest and most curious of all 4
     
  3. loot4louie

    loot4louie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think Buff= boy
    Yellows both look girly and Chipmunk could go either way. Good Luck!! Very pretty group!!
     
  4. snowburton8

    snowburton8 Out Of The Brooder

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    All i think is that the EE is a rooster. SORRY! [​IMG]
     
  5. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

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    Okay, the first is not an EE. He is most likely a NHR, the 2nd is a cockeral and the last 2 are pullets
     
  6. Zoomom

    Zoomom Certified Cackleberry Consumer

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    Thanks everyone for your replies. At least they all are not boys.

    They all were from the same EE rooster and various EE hens. The chipmunk was from a blue egg and the others were from green eggs. I set 6 but only 4 hatched.
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    Oh, and I just realized the two yellow chicks are not getting much of a tail. Maybe one will be rumpless?
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2011
  7. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I [​IMG] your mille fleur Cochin in pic 2-3. Beautiful!
     
  8. Zoomom

    Zoomom Certified Cackleberry Consumer

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    Hi Nicole,
    Thanks! She was one of the broodies - she and her bearded sister sat on the eggs and are raising the chicks together.[​IMG]
     
  9. Zoomom

    Zoomom Certified Cackleberry Consumer

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    This is the father of all my chicks. Isn't he handsome? He belongs to my friend Deborah.
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