Easter Egger boys or girls?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Ali707, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. Ali707

    Ali707 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I could tell these two apart OR find out for sure if they were Roosters or not, I would probably stop worrying about it all day everyday. Why worry? I know they are just chickens, but I really wanted the green eggs, and these two girlie/mans came to me from the local feel store sold as hens...... I don't really want to lose any of my chickens, but in town I can only have 3, and I already have 12. A Rooster could really cause me issues. The feed store sign said they were hatched August 23, so that would make these guys about 4 months old.

    I hope these pictures are good enough to tell....... they wouldn't sit still for nothing! If you need other pics, just let me know. Thanks!
    I honestly can't tell them apart unless I am standing in front of them and they are next to each other so I am just going to label the pics by number.
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    It's just those back and tail feathers that are thowing me off. They both had a couple of slightly longer ones that seem to be missing now.

    Thanks for any insight.
     
  2. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    girls [​IMG] both pullets I am pretty sure
     
  3. Ali707

    Ali707 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow! That was fast. Thanks for your comments!
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    100% girls goin' on there. [​IMG]
     
  5. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definantly ladies. Congratz! [​IMG]
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Girly birds! At four months the roos usually look rooish, and the color is usually different. You should have your green eggs in a few months!
     
  7. Ali707

    Ali707 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the responses...... I tried to find Rooster Easter Egger pictures to compare to but given they are "mutts" it was really hard to tell.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    EEs are considered mutts by many, but there is a general type from the hatchery birds one can develop an eye for. But I meant roo characteristics in general--hackle and saddle feathers, larger comb, thicker legs and upright stance. EE roos are often pretty colorful and splashy looking. Your hens are a typical hen color.
     
  9. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    girls
     
  10. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    This is an young EE roo. Do you see how his tail is bigger and how he holds himself differently. Plus his comb is bigger.

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