8 week old EE's, all pullets?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DelilahJones, May 18, 2011.

  1. DelilahJones

    DelilahJones Out Of The Brooder

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    Did my kids pick out all pullet chicks EE's at TSC 8 weeks ago? None have spurs.

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    Amelia...

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  2. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like they did!
     
  3. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe they have futures as chick sexers!

    I bought 12 pullets and got one roo, and he's being so mean to my favourite right now! I've found him a good home, with a neighbour who needs a roo. He may be a PITA, but I don't want him to go to freezer camp.
     
  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    They look like girls to me! And very pretty too!
     
  5. Forever Green

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    Wow, I'm guessing all hens. Very lucky, your children.......
     
  6. DelilahJones

    DelilahJones Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your responses. We've been leaning towards them all being girls too, just not 90%. Not sure the kids want to be chicken sexers. LOL. Who knows maybe the tank was labeled wrong? We weren't planning on having 3 EE's. Oh well.
     
  7. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    100% pullets. [​IMG] EEs can be sexed by color.

    BTW, can I borrow your kids the next time I go to TSC? [​IMG] I'll buy them each an ice cream after they each pick me out 10 chicks from the straight run bin, LOL! [​IMG]
     
  8. DelilahJones

    DelilahJones Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Thanks, I feel like a proud mom...
     
  9. Chickmate

    Chickmate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wait, are you serious? I have 12 "Americanas" (EE's?) from TSC that I am dying to know if they are pullets or roos. I have so many roos now I'm almost afraid to find out what these Americanas are, but I need to know so I can start finding homes for some roos! I keep looking at saddle feathers and they all look pointy to me! If they can be sexed by color please tell me how??
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  10. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wait, are you serious? I have 12 "Americanas" (EE's?) from TSC that I am dying to know if they are pullets or roos. I have so many roos now I'm almost afraid to find out what these Americanas are, but I need to know so I can start finding homes for some roos! I keep looking at saddle feathers and they all look pointy to me! If they can be sexed by color please tell me how??
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    Yes, EEs can be sexed by color, with the exception of solid-colored birds (like solid white). Here's a great description by "Illia" (post #7): https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=463817&p=1

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    also have pics on this thread on page 5, showing some of the common color patterns on roosters and pullets.

    I know it was quite confusing to me, but then when I raised up a batch of 37 EEs this spring I caught on real quick.

    I'd love to see pics of your EEs! [​IMG]
     

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