Easter Eggers - Roos or Pullets? (new Pics added on post 15)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by GardeNerd, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Songster

    A neighbor and I have six (sold as Ameraucana/ Araucana at feed store) Easter Egger chicks and need some help with gender ID on some before making any other decisions. They are only 5 1/2 weeks old, but the one confirmed cockerel is going to the farm next Monday. If there are any other future roosters in the bunch, I need to id them so they can go with him. Our town doesn't permit roosters and I doubt my friend will be driving the 150 miles again soon this way. The cockerel started crowing yesterday so time is up for him.

    Please help! I have been worrying over it a lot lately. I can take more pics if need be. I took mostly comb pictures since that is the only place I see any differences in the unconfirmed genders. We have colored leg bands on each to tell them apart without naming anyone.

    Chick #1 (red band) Cockerel! He grew really early on and was red at 4 weeks. Chick #2 in foreground=

    Chick# 2 (black band) Pullet?=

    Chick #3 (white band)Pullet?

    Chick #4 (blue band) Gender?

    Chick #5 (yellow band) gender?

    Chick #6 (green band) Gender?

    Thank you for any help, especially if you have raised EEs or Ameraucanas!
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2009
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    I see potential boy in #4, but can't tell for sure. The rest look like pullets (except #1 of course!).
  3. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Songster

    May 2, 2009
    Albuquerque, NM
    I agree with kelly [​IMG]
  4. ZZsBabiez

    ZZsBabiez Songster

    Sep 19, 2008
    Central California
    I would guess that # 1, 4 & 6 are roos..

    keyword being "guess" [​IMG]
  5. cheapcheaps_girl

    cheapcheaps_girl In the Brooder

    Nov 25, 2008
    Villa Grove IL
    i'm gessing chick #2 is a pullet, anyhow the chicks are adorable! [​IMG]
  6. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

    Dec 8, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    I only see one roo in the bunch - the one that you picked out. The other 5 are pullets.
  7. wingnuts

    wingnuts In the Brooder

    Jun 2, 2009

    I'm new to this and don't know a lot...but other than the one you already know is a cockeral; they all look like pullets to me. Nice babies. [​IMG]
  8. KinderKorner

    KinderKorner Songster

    Mar 8, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    AT 5 1/2 weeks my EE's don't even have combs yet. lol

    Anyway, I'm going to go out on a limb here, and say #1, 4,5,6. Are all roos. Sorry. But since your's combs have grown in much quicker than mine, you may be lucky and have only #1 as a roo. I'm not sure.
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    1, 4 are roos

    possibly #6 also.
  10. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Songster

    Thank you all for the imput. It helps somewhat. I will keep 2,3, and maybe 5, but I don't know yet.

    Quote:This was my thinking as well, #1, #4, #5, and #6, but I have very little (zero) experience with sexing chicks. I have only the internet to compare. The pictures I have seen online of EE pea combs generally show 3 rows of peas for males vs. single row peas for females. This is what had me most concerned with these four chicks. Is this what I am seeing in those 4?

    They all have wider comb areas than #2 and #3 and look to have three rows. There are NOT lot of chick pic peacombs to compare to out there. I am a little comforted by ArizonaDesertChicks' EE that had 3 rows but was still a pullet. But I still don't know.

    Anyone else have opinions, please?! I need as much help deciding as possible from folks more experienced than me.
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2009

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