Am I looking at two boys?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Titania, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. Titania

    Titania Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, everyone! I'd love your experienced eye on trying to figure out if these are boys or girls. I have a small coop & backyard so would like to rehome the roos asap or as soon as I know they're roos! I have three chicks that I hatched from green eggs that are a cross from a Lavender Ameraucana daddy and Easter Egger mothers. So beautiful! One, actually, isn't as pretty and is almost rumpless (just a few odd feathers sticking out), no comb, small, and gentle. I am inclined to think that's a girl and I'm calling her Betty La Mas Fea (Ugly Betty).

    But, these two, I'm just not sure. There's been no fighting amongst them so their behavior isn't telling me much. They're almost 10 weeks old.
    Here is the first and I guess I've sort of resigned myself that this is a roo. Am I wrong?:
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    Here is my Lavender. Hoping it's a girl:
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    Anybody who has had lots of ameraucanas/easter eggers that can give me a good guess?
     
  2. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    His coloration suggests that your guess is right, but I am a bit thrown by the lack of comb development. It looks like a late bloomer either way.

    Your second lovely blue girl is definitely a pullet.

    They're gorgeous EEs!
     
  3. HathawayHens

    HathawayHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they are both pullets, but a better view of the saddle and tail feathers on the first bird would help. [​IMG] The second one def looks pullet based on feathers and lack of comb development.
     
  4. stellacat

    stellacat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both pullets
     
  5. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? Based on what I see in the pics and not knowing their age, I'm leaning towards both pullets.
     
  6. fluffychickens

    fluffychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both pullets.
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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  9. Titania

    Titania Chillin' With My Peeps

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    really, both pullets?!! How exciting for me! Thank you, I think they're beautiful too! About their combs, it seems all 3 of the chicks I kept have pea combs, probably like their dad?. I'm so excited they're all beautiful girls!
     
  10. Mamaperreca

    Mamaperreca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Easter eggers can be really slow to getting a comb even boys, but I agree that i think they are both girls. The first one has a bit longer tail but the feathers in the saddle area still look round to me and not pointy and long like a roo.
     

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