BR & EE gender help please? Pic heavy

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lafemmeale, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. lafemmeale

    lafemmeale In the Brooder

    Okay, I"m going to try this again. These guys are 6 weeks old now. First is EE Whitie:

    Next is EE Alvin:
    And BR Lulu:

    And the mysterious SweetCheeks:

    Thanks for your help!
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2009
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    First one, pullet, second EE male, BR is a cockerel. Black one looks girly at this point.

    BTW, does the BR have a single comb? Pic was a bit blurred.
  3. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Songster

    May 1, 2009
    the edge of insanity
  4. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

    Dec 8, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    I agree with #2 & #3 being roos & #4 being a pullet, but I'm leaning towards roo on #1. The comb is already pink - none of my EE pullets had combs that pink until a lot older.
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The first one could go either way, but I've had EE pullets with early red on the combs; my Barred EE, Riley, is a good example. The only reason I kept thinking she was male was the color of her comb, but it had a single ridge like the first one in the thread, so I'm leaning toward pullet for that one.
  6. stuckinthecity

    stuckinthecity Songster

    Apr 25, 2009
    I've got an EE that is making me go back and forth about his gender too! He just has that cockeral look about him, but he hasn't crowed and his comb isn't any bigger then the pullets...
  7. okiehen

    okiehen Songster

    Oct 25, 2007
    barred rooster
  8. lafemmeale

    lafemmeale In the Brooder

    Yeah, that's what I'm afraid of... but I wasn't sure if pink was a sure sign of Rooish-ness & wanted some "expert" advice. I have THE most rotten luck with chickens! I've gotten 8 chicks & it looks like I might get 2 hens total! (one RIR from the previous batch). So needless to say, I don't have a whole lot of experience with pullets to know one when I see one! Thanks for everyone's help, I have until Thanksgiving to figure it out for sure, hopefully it'll be clear by then!

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