Another gender q: EEs at 12 weeks.

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

  1. MoSo

    MoSo In the Wild Plum Yonder

    Continuing on from this thread, wherein we were playing "guess the gender":

    The chickens in question are now 12 weeks old. Both are EEs, although Lucinda is looking very RIR.

    Lucinda on the left, Frankie (Francesca, formerly Eliza in the other thread) on the right:

    Now Frankie on the left and Lucinda on the right:

    Frankie on her own:

    The black on Frankie's feathers makes her neck feathers look pointed, but they are actually quite round. There is a lot of black in her tail, but none of it is iridescent in any way.

    Lucinda has a single comb, pink at the base and yellow on the tips, Frankie has a rather flat pea comb which is pinkish but nowhere near the red of my little Barred Rock's comb.

    My two little Welsummers (9 weeks) are absolutely easy to tell apart - not even the faintest question of which is the rooster. I'll post pics of those two later.
  2. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

    Jul 13, 2008
    Braymer Missouri
    Frankie definitely appears to be a hen! The Rhode Island Red I am not sure, but I Think it is a hen.
  3. JordanFamily

    JordanFamily Songster 10 Years

    Feb 4, 2008
    Archie, MO
    My guess is two pullets. At this age their combs and wattles would be bigger and redder if they were boys... Just my opinion....
  4. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

    Jul 13, 2008
    Braymer Missouri
    Quote:Yes. And I have never found a rooster with Frankie's coloring. Those have always been hens here.
  5. MoSo

    MoSo In the Wild Plum Yonder

    Thanks for the replies!

    Because I promised them, the pics of the much-easier-to-tell Welsummers. I don't know if this is the difference in breeds or the difference in buying well-bred chicks compared to farm store/hatchery chicks, but I knew the genders in about a week on these. Currently 7-8 weeks, both purchased as sexed pullets, which one obviously is not. I hope to find a good home for the cockerel, who is a gorgeous little thing.

    I don't even need to label them, except to tell you the pullet's name is Maude.

  6. Peppermint

    Peppermint Songster

    OMG! I just really had to laugh at "Not-Maude"!!! He's not shy about his roo-ness!!![​IMG]
  7. Sequin

    Sequin Songster

    May 20, 2008
    LOL on the 'not-Maude' photo. If only they were all that easy, eh?!! To me, Lucinda looks like a pullet, and Frankie looks like a roo. Especially in the second picture, the posture looks quite rooish. However, I would wait until he/she definitely tells you in no uncertain terms by either crowing or laying an egg for you.
  8. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Songster

    Sep 21, 2009
    Both pullets!
  9. Iluvmypeeps

    Iluvmypeeps Songster

    Apr 15, 2010
    I say pullets.

    By the way, they are SO pretty. I love Frankie's markings.
  10. abanjaf

    abanjaf Songster

    Mar 17, 2009
    Cocoa, Florida
    Both pullets!

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