Boys Or Girls, That Is The Question ???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by emjay, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. emjay

    emjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    this is my second go round at 'home hatched' youngins. Had 2 sets in spring, had 3 sets late summer.

    This is one set. There are 8 altogether, they are just over 5 weeks old. Two are wyandotte, so with them I know for certain, one pullet, one roo. So, 6 are in question.
    *There are 3 white (one has black flecks/patches- it's a roo, I'm certain)(I think 2 of the whites are roos, 1 is a pullet) ,
    * 1 tiny black with brown ( I say pullet),
    * 2 wyandottes (1 pullet, 1 roo) ,
    * a lighter orange and black(I think pullet),
    *a very dark orange/alot of black ( I think roo)

    Of the 8 I am guessing 4 pullet, 4 roos.

    Here are some pics taken today

    Picture #1
    Of the 4 in this picture. I think 3 are pullets, the one on the far right is my wyandotte pullet. I think the roo is the white one in the back.






    the baby on the far right is my wyandotte roo, mom was a SLW, the dad was a BLRW
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2010
  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

    Jan 27, 2009
    I only see one in the 4th picture that looks like a roo to me. The one that looks like a BO is in MO a roo. All the white ones look like pullets to me.
  3. emjay

    emjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    Quote:are you referring to their mom, who is the BO in the background?
  4. emjay

    emjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    any guesses from you EE experts ??
  5. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    Looks like all girls so far. EEs are so difficult to sex! The only one I'd watch is the white/red/black one. From what I've seen that color can some times be more common in roos. Not saying it looks like one- yet.
  6. emjay

    emjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    I wish they were all girls. The one you mentioned that you think is a roo, is. IT's my wyandotte roo baby.

    EE's are hard to sex, this is true. I have some definite pullets in my second group of 7, they stand out alot more this time, then they did back in the spring.
  7. bella1210

    bella1210 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    i think they are all hens
  8. how old are they?
  9. emjay

    emjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    they are almost 6 weeks old.

    I still think 4 and 4 (for boys and girls)

    I have to get pics of my garage babies, there are 7. I am so happy with how they are turning out. 5 of 7 are pullets, I'm sure of it. !!

    better luck this time around i think as far as more pullets vs roos.
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    The buff one is a rooster and the one in the 6th picture. (the white, black and red one)

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