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Easter Egger mixes at 13 weeks - which are roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Nathan, Oct 31, 2015.

  1. Nathan

    Nathan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sure you all like a challenge.

    These pictures may contain a black silkie hen and Rhode Island Red hen - I know what those are.

    There are also 5 chicks 13 weeks old today, hatched by the silkie
    The black one is half pure Ayam Cemani and half Blue Wheaten Ameraucana.
    (both based on information from the person I got the eggs from).

    The blonder ones are half Blue Wheaten Ameraucana and half Easter Eggers / Olive Eggers.

    The tractor is crowded and I need to sell off the roos and/or some of the hens if I have that many.

    I took many pictures, not very high quality, but hoping some will give clues.

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  2. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    In that group, it looks like there are two roosters. The black one is definitely a rooster and the brown one with the red in the wings is also a rooster. It's difficult to see if I'm missing any, but the ones that are brown with lighter colored necks are hens (that is EE hen coloration)
     
  3. Nathan

    Nathan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Three of them are of the lighter complexion, but you probably only see two at a time in the photos.

    Am I hearing right that you can sex Easter Egger mixes by color scheme?

    What was the strongest sign on the black one?

    These are pictures of the parents from the egg supplier. The one with red wings definitely does look a bit like his dad, and the paler ones do look more like their moms.

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  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    I only see 1 cockerel
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    The black bird with the leakage on the wings and the wheaton-ish bird with the red wings are your cockerels. Everyone else looks female.

    Basically, the color on the wings is the sign of a male. Females will get leakage of red or silver on the neck, throat and chest, but not on the wings. Males get in on the neck, wings/shoulder, and saddle feathers.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    x 2 the one with the dark reddish wings is beautiful
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree
     

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