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Am I a boy or girl?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sassychickengirl, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. sassychickengirl

    sassychickengirl In the Brooder

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    These are my daughters chickens. They're supposed to be pullets but I'm not so sure. They are about seven weeks old. Any guesses on gender?
     
  2. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Songster

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    Well, I've only had one EE in my day, but I'd have to guess roo on that one - a gorgeouse bird.

    The 2nd one is definitely a roo...
     
  3. sassychickengirl

    sassychickengirl In the Brooder

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    I was hoping I was wrong [​IMG] I really like both of these birds and was told at the hatchery they were all girls.. oh well. Now to decide what to do. I only wanted one roo, the SLW I ordered, and I'm not sure he is a he, lol.
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging Staff Member Premium Member 9 Years

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    Both boys.
     
  5. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

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    Both boys, sorry [​IMG]
     
  6. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    The first one has like a 5% chance of being a girl (non-straight combs are so hard to sex!)... but the second is a definite roo.
     
  7. chicks4kids

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    They got you like they got me! Both boys-especially that first one......it's identical in color to the supposed pullet I have-that little booger started crowing at around 5 weeks!!
     
  8. ParrotsNPullets

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    The first one could be a pullet... EE's are tricky, just keep an eye on 'her' and watch for pointy saddle feathers (you won't miss them, very beautiful pointy feathers on the back towards the rear), and black tail feathers sprouting with a green/blue sheen that tend to curl down.

    Cross your fingers!
     
  9. sassychickengirl

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    Quote:I'm hoping she turns out to actually be a SHE. I think it's beautiful regardless, but don't need more than one roo [​IMG] I keep trying to determine the saddle feathers, but none seem to really point down. I am keeping my fingers crossed, but won't be surprised if she crows, lol. I'll give it plenty of time [​IMG]
     
  10. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Songster

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    At seven weeks old I would say they are both roos. Granted I olny have about 8 months experience with EEs, but the males would have a small comb but larger than the females. Females combs would not stick out at all (barely there) and the males would show three rows on the comb but would not redden till they are older. Tricky little things. [​IMG] Hope it works out. [​IMG]
     

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