Boys or Girls EE's ? Thanks ((lots of pics))

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ginbart, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I don't know how to tell if these are hens or roos. Can you all help? They will be 8 weeks on Sunday. I have

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    I'm hoping this one is a hen.
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    Roo ?
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    I'm also hoping hens.
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    It was hard to get pictures.
     
  2. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Songster

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    Ok i'm not expert so i'll give it my best shot....

    1- Roo
    2-Hen
    3-roo
    4-hen
    5-roo
    6-hen

    I think. Its really hard to tell on those EE's because they dont get the big waddles like the other roosters.
    I have an EE cochin mix and it took me 3 months to figure out it was a rooster.


    Rachel~
     
  3. Plymouthroxgal

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    U have 2 Roos , The rest are Hens Hoping for Blue eggs for U [​IMG]
     
  4. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I hoping for any eggs. My RIRs are 16 weeks and these will be 8 on Sunday. Maybe a great Christmas present. (eggs) [​IMG]
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    #1 and #3 could be roosters.

    Give a couple weeks more.
     
  6. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Oh, for goodness sake - how are we supposed to know? [​IMG] [​IMG]
    1st one, maybe a cockerel.
     
  7. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Quote:I thought you knew everything. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Davaroo

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    Quote:I thought you knew everything. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Oh I do, but I gotta keep some mystery, right?
     
  9. KrisRose

    KrisRose Songster

    Mar 9, 2007
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    They all look like hens to me. As far as I can tell from the pictures the legs are all about the same size. At 8 weeks there should be larger legs on the males. There are a few with larger comb's, but there is a variation in the size and shape of an EE's comb due to the mixed parentage. Are any showing more aggression than the others? The EE Roo I raised up was a bully to all the other chicks.
    Otherwise, Mahonri is right, give it a couple more weeks.
     
  10. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I thought I could tell from the combs, guess not. So I do have 2 of them that are bigger. I bet those 2 are roo’s. I will check the feet when I go out again. Thanks
     

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