Anyone know what I have?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Ejonfriedman, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Ejonfriedman

    Ejonfriedman New Egg

    Jan 21, 2012
    I ordered 5 chicks from Meyers Hatchery and received my chicks on March 6th so they are 5 weeks old today. O ordered 4 Easter Egger Pullets and 1 Meyer Meal Maker. I asked for a pullet but not sure if they included another Easter Egger or something else. I have thought from the beginning that the darkest one was possibly a Silver Laced Wyandotte because I had said that would be an ok breed to send. Here are some pics of the girls, at least I hope they all are. One in particular, Ellouise, which you see has feathered much differently so I not sure and would like some opinions. So here they are (lots of pics)



    No Name:

    Henrietta (SLW? or EE):

    Ellouise (slow feathering one - would like thoughts on gender also):


    Just a funny one of Ellouise:

  2. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i see all EEs. No name looks boyish
  3. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 12, 2012
    I love the last picture! They all look like Easter Eggers like Stephanie said.
  4. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2011
    Milwaukie, Oregon
    They all look like EE's to me. [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Ellouise is a cockerel, he's already getting the tale tell red shoulder of EE Roosters.[/FONT]
  5. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2011
    Midway, GA
    x2. You're lucky you got sexed pullet B&Ws - many end up late blooming males, but Meyer does good by their sexing guarantee. Black & white EEs are just GORGEOUS. Unfortunately your meal maker will only make one meal... remember, you are supposed to donate it to the less fortunate [​IMG] Congrats!

  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 14, 2011
  7. Ejonfriedman

    Ejonfriedman New Egg

    Jan 21, 2012
    Thanks for the feedback. I have been wondering from the beginning if Ellouise was really a roo. By 2 weeks out the other 4 had really featherd out whereas, Ella still had scrawny wings and no feathers. It's just been in the last week and a half where it has started to change. She/He has always been the most friendly/ inquisitive - least scared and walks a little differently than the others, much more upright. I guess I will wait a while longer to really confirm since I can not have a roo in my town, and it's also the one my youngest daughter named because it was the prettiest as a chick. Oh well....
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2012

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