Anyone with pics of 5 to 6 week old Ameraucana/EE chicks???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by arwmommy, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. arwmommy

    arwmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just trying to look at my girls/boys and see what they are! Please tell me the sexes of the birds in your photos, too!
    Thanks
     
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  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Check out my EE pix in this album. The EE's make up the first several pages.

    Hope this helps!

    Dawn
     
  4. arwmommy

    arwmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dawn--- that REALLY helped! Thanks so much! This is what mine looked like a few days ago at 5 weeks--- comparing them to yours at 6 weeks, makes me think they are all girls (BTW, they will be 6 weeks in 2 days and basically look just like they do in the photos below)

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  5. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am thinking Boy....Boy..... and maybe another boy [​IMG] the last one is questionable. My EE's did not get red on their combs until they were close to laying age of 6 months.
     
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  6. arwmommy

    arwmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey lurky, check out Dawn's album.... did your chicks not mature like hers????????
     
  7. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
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    Quote:I am quite sure she has boys in there also......at least 2.
     
  8. arwmommy

    arwmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know... I am just comparing her six week olds with my six week olds...

    example: (sorry to steal photos from the site you posted!)



    Her 6 week old males
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    The first male (Geezer) shown above, here at just 3 weeks
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    Her 6 week old females
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    Looking at all her birds and comparing them to my pics posted above, it looks like mine much more closely match her females. The 3 week old male photo shows a much more prominent and redder comb than either of my females show at 6 weeks.

    Am I understanding this incorrectly? Thanks for all the thoughts!
     
  9. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I hope i am wrong........I would LOVE to be wrong on this......I hope yours are all girls......But another thing....Her birs do not have 'typical' ee or ameraucana combs. They usually have a little pea comb. Her EE's are sporting a single comb. I am by no means an expert, but i dont think its all that common. The first picture i showed you was a bantam ee bunch i recently hatched. The others i dont know the ages on of mine, just that they would be close. My computer crashed in Dec. so i lost all my best pictures of my adult birds growing up. You should do a search on this site for EE's because there are threads on here where people posted all the pics of them. It might be more helpful to you than I am.
     
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