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8 week old EE chicks - cockerels? Pullets?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Wynette, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Hello there! I tried to get close-ups of their combs - I THINK I've got 3 cockerels and 2 pullets, but not sure. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! (I also have side shots if that would help):

    Chick #1 (cockerel?):
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    Chick #2 (pullet, I think):
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    Chick #3 (cockerel?)
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    Chick #4 (pullet?)
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    Chick #5 (cockerel?)
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  2. angelmarie

    angelmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe you could get a shot of them from father away, so we can see tail feathers leg thickness ect. [​IMG]
     
  3. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    I think #1 might be a boy, #2 definately girl, #3 Looks girly but that is a thick comb , #'s 4 & 5 i would say girls!

    Do you have any body shots?

    I have an 8 week old boy EE and his comb is very red but looks like #1.
     
  4. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Maine
    Looks to me like you guessed right but I wouldnt be too quick to get rid of the Roos just yet until you know for sure. Ameracuana/EE take longer to fully develop then other breeds and what you may think is a Roo may surprise you and be a hen.
     
  5. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

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    I agree with the poster above me-and the final one may be a pullet. I wouldn't get rid of any just yet though!
     
  6. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    #1 definately a cockerel.

    #2 & #3 iffy.

    #4 & #5 look like pullets to me.
     
  7. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks for all your feedback! I'm in no hurry to get rid of my extra cockerels at this point; I'll for sure keep #1, as he looks just like his momma, and was extremely ill for a long time. With all the hand feeding I did with him, I got really attached to him. I wasn't going to keep any cockerels, and I'm not sure how I'll make it work with keeping him, but hopefully I'll get it all figured out! Anyhow, thanks for your feedback - it's very much appreciated! [​IMG]
     
  8. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    1 and 3 are boys and 2, 4, and 5 look like girls. But they can surprise you...lol
     

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