Are all three pullets??? (please?!)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Dianekw, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. Dianekw

    Dianekw Chirping

    Aug 9, 2016
    Hi there experts! I have three chickies that my broody hen dutifully sat on and then raised. They are now almost 9 weeks old. Each is from a different mommy, but all three have the same daddy. He's an Ameraucana as far as I know. The mommies are one Ameraucana, and two Buff Orps. I'm hoping all three are girls, of course, cuz one rooster is more than enough! ;-) Here they are:

    left to right is Charlotte, Harriet, and Clementine. They are 8 weeks old here. Below are other angles. Charlotte first(I'm reasonably sure she's a girl) 20180613_173126[1].jpg 20180613_173205[1].jpg
    here's a couple of shots of Harriet. She's the far as I know. 20180620_165239[1].jpg

    and Clementine...she's a Buff Orp/Am cross, like Charlotte, but they have different Buff Orp mommies. Clementine loves to relax and turn into a puddle, so it's kinda hard to get a good picture of her standing up
    with her wings up on her back where they belong. here's the best I can do... 20180620_154454[1].jpg 20180620_160432[1].jpg

    This is everybody's Daddy(Gregory Peck):
    And here are the Mommies(in the same order as their babies...Bertha, Gertrude, and Blanche):
    20180607_165649[1].jpg 20180602_134843[1].jpg 20180604_153009[1].jpg
    So what do you all think? Charlotte's a pullet, right? I cant see ANY signs that she might be a roo. What do you all think of Harriet and Clementine? Any chance I'm overreacting to the slight pinking of the combs? They're not *always* pink...sometimes they're just as pale as Charlotte's, and their moms' combs used to pink up a lot when they were excited, so I'm hoping that they passed that on to their progeny. :-\ I'm not seeing ANY signs of saddle feathers, and tail feathers are all nicely rounded and even. I'm not sure I can come up with another two clever male actor/rooster names! LOL! Thanks for any insights! :)
  2. Stepnout

    Stepnout Songster

    May 6, 2018
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Hello, they are beautiful looking birds! Love that rooster. I’m totally new so my experience is .25 on a scale of 0-10 lol.
    My observations are really a test for myself. The rooster looks like an Easter Egger and a beautiful one at that. The chicks From the EE mom I would guess would be considered an EE.the two chicks from the Orp hens I think would be sec generation EE.
    All three chicks look like pullets to me no colour in the combs yet, I see no male saddle or cape hackles at this time. The darker EE standing quite tall and the legs seem big so I would watch that one. I am looking at the pics on a tablet so the pic is not so big to me.
    The folks here with all the experience and knowledge will likely ask to see pictures around the 12 week mark as that’s when the male feathering will start to show in earnest.
    Again these are quested on my part. The pros will be reading this soon.
    I love your flock, anyone would be proud to own them.
  3. Hensndoes

    Hensndoes Songster

    Jun 18, 2017
    I think Harriette is a Harry. There is a darker red coming in on the wings - sign of boy. I think I also see 3 rows on the comb - another sign of boy. I don't know much about the other breeds so can't help there. :).
  4. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Crowing

    May 8, 2017
    Eastern Connecticut
    Agree, Harriette is a lovely EE Cockerel. The dark brick red on the wing shoulders is a sure cockerel sign. The other two are lovely EE pullets.
  5. Stepnout

    Stepnout Songster

    May 6, 2018
    New Brunswick, Canada
    See I just learned something new and good regarding the dark red on the wing/shoulders.
    Oh this chicken farming is never ending at 61 I feel I'll barley touch the surface. To think I won't see my first egg until the end of August lol.
  6. I agree with Frazz. I hatched four roos, and three hens with the same mix breeding. Beautiful birds BTW
  7. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

    Jun 9, 2017
    NW Missouri

    Your rooster is a Easter Egger.
  8. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    There isn't a single Ameraucana in the bunch...they're all Easter Eggers. :)

    Harriet's shaping up to be a handsome man. ;) I'd also keep an eye on Clementine. "Her" comb is quite pink/developed for a 9-week-old bird. Not only that, but I believe I might be seeing the start of a darker red wing bars.

  9. meetthebubus

    meetthebubus Crowing

    Mar 28, 2017
    They are all pullets harriette is not a Harry by now the crest would be bigger and she wouldn't have those round feathers if she was a he

    The red on her wings is not the same kind of red that is on a roo here's an example of my 2 month old ee roo


    This is my opinion at least :)
  10. Dianekw

    Dianekw Chirping

    Aug 9, 2016
    Thanks! I am very proud of them...they're beautiful, they're very entertaining, and they give me breakfast! :) Lots and lots of beautifully colored eggs. Yum!

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