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Can EEs be sexed by color?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LaurelRidgeDreams, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. LaurelRidgeDreams

    LaurelRidgeDreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone told me that most black and white EEs are roos? Is this true? Can EEs be sexed by color?
     
  2. SouthernOregonChick

    SouthernOregonChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Out of my EE's only one is black and white, and I am fairly certain it's a roo. Could just be coincidence? [​IMG]
    I think that I have seen pictures of EE roos that weren't black and white, though, now that I think about it...
     
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    There's another thread on here about sexing EEs that I think you'd enjoy. The short answer is yes, sometimes but it's not as simple as black & white = male. There are certain color patterns that emerge on some chicks that strongly suggest one sex or the other but it's not always so obvious.
     
  4. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  5. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MOST black and white Easter Eggers are roosters, but some are pullets. It all depends on the color PATTERN.

    Here's a pic of a black and white rooster...
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    And a black and white pullet...
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    Notice how the rooster's coloring is more blotchy? And the pullet's coloring is more wild type?
     
  6. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is my black/white pullet EE.
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    and another one
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  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    As said above. Not all black and whites are boys, there's actually a color ruling/guideline to follow based on patterning, but yes, most of them are indeed usually boys.
     
  8. LaurelRidgeDreams

    LaurelRidgeDreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like I have two five week old black and white "blotchy" EE cockerels. Hum, not exactly what I'd hoped for.
     

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