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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tiffinimarie, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. tiffinimarie

    tiffinimarie In the Brooder

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    Is it true that the darker EE's are usually male and the lighter ones are usually female? I thought I had heard that here somewhere before. I got 4 EE's today. Out of the 4 EE's that I got in my last batch, one turned out to be a boy. They are gone now, and I am hoping all of these will be girls. Is there any way to tell by color?

    Tiffini
     

  2. BayChicks

    BayChicks In the Brooder

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    Easter Eggers? It can go either way -
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  3. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    I got two EE's and the LIGHTER colored one turned out to be a boy.. I was told he had very typical EE cockerel coloring and patterns. My EE pullet was a typical orange/black mixture.
     
  4. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Songster

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    Our batch of 20 EEs is a bit too young to sex ( 4 weeks), but we are watching early feather development and coloration. We are guessing MOST of the standard orange/black ones are hens but are betting the ones with any white speckling are roos.
     
  5. crazy huhn

    crazy huhn Songster

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    No, I just hatched a very dark brown EE chick and from day one I thought I had a boy because of its boyish behaviour. However, now it is feathering out, dark brown with lighter patches, the comb is very pale, so I am 100% sure that I have a girl.
     
  6. Qi Chicken

    Qi Chicken Songster

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    my white EE just crowed. [​IMG] S/He is so pretty too...cream colored with very light gray feathers interspersed. I wonder if she was just clearing her throat and it came out wrong??
     
  7. tammyd57

    tammyd57 Songster

    Quote:There's always hope.........[​IMG]
     

  8. crazy huhn

    crazy huhn Songster

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    Quote:There's always hope.........[​IMG]

    .........and denial........... [​IMG]
     
  9. becstalls

    becstalls In the Brooder

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    I ordered EE day old pullets from a hatchery, and they could have sent me the wrong stuff, but they range in color from yellow (looking to turn white now that they're older) to dark brown. I think there's a lot of variation.
     

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