Easter Egg 8 week TSC Chickens?!? Help Please?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by UGchicken, May 27, 2012.

  1. UGchicken

    UGchicken In the Brooder

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    So a little bit of background....I've been looking to get a backyard flock for a while and had spent a lot of time researching and reading this website. When I was in a TSC for something else, I saw the chick days and decided it was time to go for it. I decided I would get 10 week old chicks, figuring some would have to be culled. Moral of the story is I was told I had 8 Plymoth rock pullets and 2 Ameraucana straight run chicks. As you can see from the pictures, that was completely not true, and now at 8-9 weeks old, I don't know what I have. The problem being I heard an attempt at crowing yesterday morning, and now there are imitators. Who's a roo, who's not, and can someone please verify the breed. I would be happy to take more pictures of any birds in question. Thanks.


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  2. UGchicken

    UGchicken In the Brooder

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    number 6

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    Number 10 did not want his/her picture taken. Will try again later.
    Thanks a lot!
     
  3. UGchicken

    UGchicken In the Brooder

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    Can anyone help, I at least want to know that I am accurate when I try to give these boys away.
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    3& 4 are barred rock pullets. All the others are cockerels - and Easter Eggers.
     
  5. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Songster

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    Agreed. The joys of straight run?
     
  6. UGchicken

    UGchicken In the Brooder

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    Last time I trust TSC! I guess the "chicken guy" at TSC didn't have a clue what he was talking about. It even says on my receipt 8 pullets. I intend to get my money back but that's not really the point. I was hoping to have decent size flock. I can probably buy some mature hens, but I have no idea how that would work introducing them to a new home / two younger birds? Any ideas / links.

    Thanks, sorry to be so naive.
     
  7. Indigosands

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    You have 2 br pullets and 8 str run EE's, the cockerels nobody wanted. [​IMG] This time of year you'd probably have a better chance of finding some young pullets around the same age as yours, try asking at a local owned feed store because they will know the local breeders.
     
  8. destinidawn

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    I would agree the barred rocks are pullets. But on the EE i would wait a bit longer. You can tell some of the combs are way redder and more developed but I think you might still have a glimmer of hope on one or two.. the last picture of number 7 there is one with just the head in the picture. That comb does not seem overly developed or red in that pic.. I am very new to this.. But I have read here over and over people giving away chicks they were sure were cockerel. Later to find out that they are indeed hens. I would at least give it a little more time.. Though I agree that there are definately more males than females in your group.
     
  9. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Easter Eggers are almost always sex-linked by colour, and all of these are boys. :(

    Girls generally only have one pattern. Boys will have an array of colours/patterns going on. They usually will have red coming in on their wings.

     
  10. UGchicken

    UGchicken In the Brooder

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    And here's number 10.... besides for the crooked beak, he/she? is doing amazingly well. Same size if not bigger then the others. Any ideas on this one. I assume another easter egg cockerel?

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    Also, here is another picture of the head in number 7....do I have any hope? If not, that makes me 8 for 8. Time to play the lottery!

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