Can anyone sex these EEers yet? (Pic intensive) UPDATED WITH NEW PIC

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Eggcellent, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Eggcellent

    Eggcellent Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is the updated photo. I added some Blue Jersey Giants to the brooder so kind of ignore them [​IMG]

    I put a letter on the pic about which sex I think they are. Some are kind of in the middle, but like I said I am a layman.

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    I got these chicks from miss_jayne here on BYC. An awesome lady with a ton of info to give (not to mention the yummy cookies). If you live anywhere near her you should definitely visit her at dollhouse farms. She tried to pick mostly hens for me but it was difficult with the chicks being younger than they are now. I am sure my kids getting set on certain chicks didn't help my chances any either.

    Anyway, I am fairly certain I have at least one roo from my very layman's eye (The biggest of the three tan ones). Can anyone spot future hens or roos?

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  2. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    They're still awfully young and EEs are generally hard to sex anyway because of that silly comb and no wattles but I see one reddish tan who looks like he's got a pretty prominent, little darker comb. That's it so far. One of the lighter/whitish babies is iffy.
     
  3. Eggcellent

    Eggcellent Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks farmerlor,

    I agree that the reddish-tan one with the darker comb looks to my untrained eye to be a roo. "He" is bigger than all the other chicks and none of the others have a comb as dark or as large as "his". Maybe I will get lucky and he will be the only roo.

    With my luck I will end up with 6 roos and a hen [​IMG]
     
  4. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    White ones are commonly roos too
     
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  5. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have several white EE hens who would beg to differ.
     
  6. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    They are too young for me say anything.
     
  7. Eggcellent

    Eggcellent Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all the input folks. Does anyone have an idea about how old they are? I forgot to ask miss_jayne.

    Should I wait a few weeks then post new pics or is there something I should look for to know they are ready to be sexed?
     
  8. obe10

    obe10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i agree they are a little to young to tell yet, but they sure are cute [​IMG]
     
  9. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Another week or two will definitely tell the tale. I've gotten pretty good at sexing those EE babies. 'Course the RIR and Buffs I breed are MUCH easier and I can usually sex them earlier.
     
  10. BantyRooster

    BantyRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take a few more pics in a week or so. It's still early. The birds looks to be about four weeks give or take.

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