Easter Egger Sexing "tips and tricks" *Pictures Included*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Morgan7782, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I know right :) If you WANT to be technical, Splashes can't win shows, as they are not a recognized colour - but come from Blue breedings.. therefore the majority of Ameraucana breeders accept them as true. :)
     
  2. Pent

    Pent Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, that's rare. Not often someone corrects EE to Ameraucana. All the time the other way around, but this is a new one.
     
  3. SeattleLeah

    SeattleLeah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmmm, that makes sense. This birds mother was a frizzle solid blue OE x barred OE roo. So the resulting female chick would get one copy of barring from the father. The resulting male chick should also only be able to get one copy of barring since mom was solid. So I dont know why this bird looks so light. S/he is blue barred, definitely not black so maybe that is what accounts for the lighter look overall. With only one parent being barred, the lighter coloring should not be effected by gender, correct?
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    That makes sense. The father would only have one copy, therefore creating offspring looking a bit different in barring... I am not a genetics expert, but that is how one explained Tina to me.. The one I showed you with very faint barring (as her father was a wyandotte x barred rock cross) - and her mother a silkie...

    I'm going to ask a friend about that. I'll get back to you.
     
  5. jnkir7

    jnkir7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a barred ee I crossed her with my rhode island red rooster would that make sex link babies and if so would they be color sexed
     
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  6. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Yes they would be. Chicks with white dot on their head will be males. All black would be females.
     
  7. jnkir7

    jnkir7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how about the reds some are black- barred and some are red
     
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Could they be from another hen?
     
  9. jnkir7

    jnkir7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no she is the only olive egg layer I have and I only set the olive eggs so I could get more hens to lay olive eggs
     
  10. mark9199

    mark9199 Out Of The Brooder

    I've been assuming that I got all girls but now am wondering. Sorry for the lack of photos but if anyone can tell from these 2 pictures that she's not a he...? Thanks :)

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