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Cockerels or Pullets? Too Early? 2 Olive Eggers @ 4.5 Weeks

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

  1. HollywoodHillsHens

    HollywoodHillsHens Songster

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    Can you suss out the gender of these two olive egger chickens? Hatched them in-house. Any explanations would also be awesome - thanks!!

    This is "Thing 1"

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    And here's the sibling, "Thing 2" (the blue one - we already know the 5 week old white one is 90% a pullet [​IMG] )

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    Long shot of Thing 2:

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  2. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

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    They feather out differently
     
  3. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

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    Quote:i agree and thing two is a blue ameracauna. just a fyi.
     
  4. banjoejoe4783

    banjoejoe4783 VILLAMIL FARMS

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    Quote:i agree and thing two is a blue ameracauna. just a fyi.

    FYI as noted by the posted they are olive eggers and ameracanas do not have feathered shankes [​IMG] it is to yong to tell geender just yet and feather sexing would not be 100% because of the cross breeding
     
  5. HollywoodHillsHens

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    Thanks for the replies, everybody!! I'll post more photos of the "things" as they get a bit older. Holding off on naming them until I can get a sense of their gender - don't want to get particularly attached to a roo...
     
  6. PetRock

    PetRock Crowing

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    Thing 1 looks just like my little OE cockerel did at that age. I had the one cockerel and two pullets. The girls feathered in faster with bigger tails. My little guy had the tiniest tail and the thickest legs! I could tell that he was a he by the time he was 4 weeks old. Not only did he act and look like a little roo but his body also felt more solid and muscular. We had to rehome him due to our city's noise ordinance. [​IMG]
     

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