6 day old Olive Eggers- genders?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chickie15, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. Chickie15

    Chickie15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! I've been trying to determine which is which. There are only 2 and they're very different so we obviously have one of each (1 male, 1 female.)
    At first I thought the one on the left was the male and the right was the female but the one on the right is developing tail feathers much faster then the left. Thanks for any help! [​IMG]

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    Ashley
     
  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I wouldn't go by that at all. Wait until they're 3 or 4 weeks and it should be obvious. All of my marans & marans cross boys have showed themselves pretty early on.
     
  3. Chickie15

    Chickie15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I was just hoping somebody was better at feather sexing than I am. [​IMG] Thanks though!

    Ashley
     
  4. chickerdoodle

    chickerdoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feather sexing only works well with birds bred to be feather sexed. EEs are a mixed breed so who knows? You'll find out soon enough. I know its a big bummer to wait but it also is part of the fun. [​IMG]
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    marans crosses the girls get long tails sooner. watch the tails and the feet this week... big feet-= roos.
     
  6. chickerdoodle

    chickerdoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have an EE that lays beautiful olive green eggs and was told she was an EE, not specifically an "Olive Egger" when I got her as a tiny chick. Could she not be from any dark egg layer crossed with an Ameraucana or do they specifically breed/sell "Olive Eggers" as a Marans/Ameraucana cross?

    AGNES, the EE is in the middle:


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  7. Chickie15

    Chickie15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you so much! That's what I thought. What a relief! [​IMG]
     
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    I honestly never sex mine by feather growth. . . My OE's I either sex by feather color if they're the right color or wait until they're 4 weeks old for comb growth.
     

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