EE, 3 weeks, I am thinking Lou instead of Lola????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Bec, May 12, 2008.

  1. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    Here is my Lola....I am really thinking Lou...first off, he/she is huge compared to everyone else, although I dont have any other EE's. but the legs on this one are so big and thick! I was reading that on the EE's the roos will have 3 ridges and girls one? I took sme pics, not too great, my camera wouldnt focus that close. And at 3 weeks, that is all the feathers that are there..everyone else in there has a lot of feathers, Lola/Lou has more like fur..What do you think?? Lola or Lou??




    I know they are somewhat blurry , but if you see the "bump" ont he comb, it has 3 little bumps that make up what looks like in that pic "the"
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  2. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    No Guesses????? [​IMG]
  3. s6bee

    s6bee Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    I'm not so sure it's a Roo. I don't know EE combs very well, but it doesn't look like much is there.
  4. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

    Feb 8, 2007
    By ridges, I am assuming that you mean the comb? That theory would be false. A EE is a mixed breed first of all, so would be a mutt, so you could get all kinds of combs in the birds including single, and none of which would be sex related.
    A pure Ameraucana, should always have 3 ridges no matter as that defines the pea comb, looks like a row of peas in the middle type of idea.
    Your chick could very well be a cockerel, though it is really too early to tell. look for leg size, like your doing, and comb reddness at an early age. I raise the Black Ameraucanas, and I dont ever really know myself until I start seeing comb reddness for sure or pointed male feathers in the tail or neck areas. That would be around at least 3 months old.
  5. HenHaven

    HenHaven Songster

    Mar 3, 2007
    Coarsegold, CA
    I think your hunch is correct, Bec. Thickened comb, big legs, erect stance, slower feathering. Everything is leaning to boy, IMHO.
  6. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    I am hoping for boy!! I am not quite sure why, oh hold on I know why because there are some realy pretty EE roos out there!!! Thats why!! But I am getting kind of excited that there is a possibilty for a boy!! I guess it is like being pregnant and not know what you are having!! A surprise!! Each week I just tend to think more boy...when you pick him/her up there is some weight there...
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