Do I have a pair here? EE, 8+ weeks old..

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by featherz, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    I'll be doing a massive rehoming in about two weeks when my last hatch is done, trying to weed out the roos now as early as I can. These two EE's are sexed as pullets from MPC and looked different as chicks. One was 'chipmunk' in color and the other was darker and floofier.

    They suddenly switched gears and feathered in almost exactly alike except for one thing - the tail. One has an upright tail and one has a more droopy tail. I'm thinking I have a pair here, but IF it's so, which one would be the roo? Or both? LOL. I know that EE's are pretty hard to sex and I'll retake pics in a few weeks just in case. Both have pretty small combs with a tiny bit of pink. No one is crowing or showing any roo behaviors, but they are only 8 weeks old and in with rowdy guineas so hard to tell.

    Sorry about the pics - I generally take very nice ones but again, these chicks are in with guinea keets and even coming near the fence will put them all in a tizzy making it HARDER to take a pic! [​IMG]

    "theo" on left, "cleo" on right:
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    Theo:
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    Cleo:
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    Any guesses? I'd hate to give away a pullet, so I'll check again in a few weeks if I don't hear any crowing. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2010
  2. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like two pullets to me.
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    They look just like my EE pullets, in age and comb development. I have an EE roo to compare them to.
     
  4. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    Oh great! I hope you are right. [​IMG] I thought they were both pullets until I saw the differences in the 'back end'. I'll keep an eye out for the next few weeks as I don't want to rehome a pullet if I can help it. [​IMG]
     
  5. Peppermint

    Peppermint Chillin' With My Peeps

    Both girls!
     
  6. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
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    Theo looks like she has campine in her. The other might as well but not as strong
     
  7. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got two EEs from the same hatchery at the same time and they look very much like yours, one with a lot of dark feathers and one without. The one with dark feathers makes smaller green eggs and the lighter one makes larger olive colored eggs.
    The hatcheries just have a lot of mutt mixes. I like the differences in them. You'll have to let me know what your eggs look like.
     
  8. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    They looked different as babies:

    Theo:
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    Cleo:
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  9. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So Cute. Great job on getting good chick pics.
     
  10. AinaWGSD

    AinaWGSD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to guess both pullets. But then again, they look almost exactly like two of my easter eggers (also from MPC, possibly from the same hatch date) except that "Tiger" (who looks like your Theo) has a clean face. Just like yours, my lighter one has a smaller tail. I figure it's probably just a difference in genetics.
     

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