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

UGchicken

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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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Number 3 and 4




Number 5



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UGchicken

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number 6



Number 7



Number 8



Number 9




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

UGchicken

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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.
 

UGchicken

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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.
 

Indigosands

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You have 2 br pullets and 8 str run EE's, the cockerels nobody wanted.
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.
 

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.
 

aoxa

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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.
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.

EE's are very easily sexed by color, as most are actually sex-linked too.
Females in most cases come out a partridge looking brown and black, often known as wild-type duckwing. Some though are silver too, which is strictly black and white, sometimes with a salmon breast.

Males on the other hand are quite often black and white, but have colored red, orange, or yellow feathers that emerge on sometimes the neck, back, and most importantly and almost always the shoulders. These are tell-tail signs of a male, as females cannot have that color in those regions. Other male colors that are red flags are one coming out with a black breast and red markings on the shoulders, neck, and back.
 

UGchicken

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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?



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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