9 week old EE's

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Shezadandy, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. Shezadandy

    Shezadandy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are our 2 EE chicks, both are supposed to be pullets. EE2 seems to be sprouting some pointy neck feathers. No crowing so far and both combs are still yellow.

    First 4 pics are present day back to 4 days old in reverse order. As babies, EE1 was brown and EE2 was yellow with a pattern.

    After those pictures are side/top closeups of each chick as of this week.


    EE1 (left), EE2 (right) 9 weeks old

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    Day 24, EE1 left, EE2 right
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    Day 12 EE1 top right, EE2 bottom right
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    Day 4, EE2 left, EE1 right
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    EE1, 8.5 weeks old (in frozen-chicken stance)
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    EE2, 8.5 weeks old

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    Thanks for looking!
     
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    They still look like pullets to me.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They're both pullets.

    First, this age is pretty young to be getting hackle feathers.
    Second, EE are famous of optical illusions with their coloring. The pattern on the feather makes it look pointed, but if you take the feather and lay it against your hand or a sheet of paper, you see the feather itself is rounded, not pointed.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Pullets.
     
  6. JLfarm

    JLfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree they all look like pullets to me
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    All pullets. :eek:)
     
  8. Shezadandy

    Shezadandy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the explanation about the feathers, that is one heck of an optical illusion!
     
  9. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    It can be deceptive, that's for sure! I agree, pullets. I have one, Dumb Daphne the Flock Complainer, that I swore was a roo with those pointy looking feathers. Nope, she's a girl [​IMG]

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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
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