Are they boys or girls!?

lizi.beth915

In the Brooder
8 Years
Aug 6, 2011
54
0
39
Harford County, MD
So, I have 7 straight run Easter Eggers & 1 speckled sussex that I got from a local breeder.
They're probably about 5-6 weeks old now.
HOW/WHEN CAN I SEX THEM?
I have 2-3 whose combs started to turn red, though... So, I'm guessing that means they're boys?

I have no idea, since my first group was sexed before I got them at the hatchery...
but once my camera is all charged up, I'll post some pictures. :)

Thanks,
Liz
 

Illia

Crazy for Colors
10 Years
Oct 19, 2009
16,240
217
336
Forks, WA
Easter Eggers are only hard to sex for a, well, some percentage of people, don't know what it is.



Once they're mostly feathered out, show us some pics. I can sex most EE's just by the color.
 

Gracegirl16

In the Brooder
8 Years
Sep 7, 2011
27
0
22
Cincinnati, OH
My cousin taught me this trick: you can only do this when they are 2-3 days old though. If you look at their wings and they seem to be growing in layers, like every other feather is "in the front" then you've got yourself a rooster! If they aren't layered, then you've got a pullet. My cousin said that she's gotten it right each time and was able to help me identify the gender of my chicks.
 

lizi.beth915

In the Brooder
8 Years
Aug 6, 2011
54
0
39
Harford County, MD
Welp.. Idk if these pictures will help. & they wouldn't stay still, so I had to hold them & take the picture. lol :)
But, here's the whole gang:


1. Einstein


2. Rick (pretty sure he's a boy?)


3. Sonny


4. Squirt (I think he's a boy, too?)


5. Frosty


6. Poachie


7. Lilly


8. Linc (the one up front & our only SS)

&& thats them!
 
Last edited:

lizi.beth915

In the Brooder
8 Years
Aug 6, 2011
54
0
39
Harford County, MD
&& no, I don't make my chickies go thirsty. I refill it 2-3 times a day... they just keep knocking their water over like in that last picture. lol. Didn't want anyone to think bad of me, now that I'm looking back over my post. Lol
 

painterpeach

Chirping
8 Years
Jun 6, 2011
112
1
89
hen,roo,hen,roo,hen,hen roo. just a guess. im no expert! great looking bunch! congrats!
 

larsonll

Chirping
8 Years
Aug 13, 2011
154
12
91
West Georgia
There are eight:

1. Hen
2. Roo
3. Hen
4. ???, but maybe Roo
5. Hen
6. Hen
7. ??? (Looks like a Welsummer mix and so feathered out already...maybe the comb is big for HER age too).
8. Roo
 

lizi.beth915

In the Brooder
8 Years
Aug 6, 2011
54
0
39
Harford County, MD
Thank you. & I have no idea. The guy we got them all from said they were americaunas.. but after reading this site.. I'm like.. umm... no, they're not... Half of them don't even have the right type of comb.. So I guess it's possible. lol
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom