5 week old EE..... Lillith or Larry??? (PICS working now!)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SeaChick, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. SeaChick

    SeaChick Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    She's our favorite..... of course!!!... and we cannot keep any cockerels.

    She did not start feathering in any slower than the other EEs; and faster than the Welsummers. BUT her comb is significantly wider than the other 2 EEs combs. Does this mean cockerel?

    Her hackle feathers look very blunt/rounded at this juncture: when would they start to appear pointy?

    Comb is still yellow, slightly orange... not much pink.

    She is 5 weeks old.






    Any guesses?????
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2008
  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    I'm not knowledgeable about EE's, but I wouldn't get alarmed just yet. Even though all my chickens are BO's, two developed their combs faster than others, and even as adults, some combs are more grand and red than others. And they all lay eggs, so I think I'm safe.

    I'm sure there are variations with the realm of EE's too. I THINK the hackle feathers start out pointed if it's a boy, not just appearing after a first moult...
  3. SeaChick

    SeaChick Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
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  4. lauralou

    lauralou Songster

    Dec 10, 2007
    Central Virginia
    I have 2 EE's that are 5 weeks old also. They are supposed to be pullets. Both of their combs are beginning to turn pink. Much more so than yours.

    I'm getting nervous about mine, too. I sure hope yours is a pullet. I guess we'll both know for certain soon. [​IMG]
  5. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Just from what I have seen on here, I think she is a girl! Just a guess though. Someone will post soon that knows a little more. I had on of 5 that got almost twice as big at first and had dif markings. She also acted bossy! We thought for sure she was a he! So we named him Chuck! vWell it is a chuckalene!
  6. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    At this point it looks like a female. I would wait another couple weeks to see if the comb turns pink at all.
  7. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    Spur bump or just an imperfection in the photo? That makes me nervous, the comb doesn't, though. If it were brighter pink or red, I would worry more. [​IMG]
  8. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I predict Larry
  9. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    pullets have the little bump also.. i have EEs. and yours looks like its 98% lillith... skiny legs.... no comb... no color on comb... screams girly.... well to me it does,,lol
  10. kokotg

    kokotg In the Brooder

    Feb 11, 2008
    I just responded to your post in my thread...she doesn't look anything at all like my EE that turned out to be a roo did at that age. His comb was thicker than that and very red by 5 weeks. He also had enormous thick legs and feet.

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