ee boy or girl?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by snazzyboots, May 4, 2011.

  1. snazzyboots

    snazzyboots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i know it is early but just want some feed back please. this is my almost 4 week old ee. i'm hoping hen
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    i know you may not be able to tell for sure this early but any thoughts are appreciated. thanks
     
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  2. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Girl? [​IMG]
     
  3. alaskanchicken

    alaskanchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I hope yours is a girl because I have one that looks just like it!
     
  4. Barrdwing

    Barrdwing Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks hennish so far, but sometimes EEs will fool you. I'll keep my fingers crossed that she is indeed a girl!
     
  5. t_4_turtle

    t_4_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do all birds, male or female, get all their feathers at the same rate? I have a bird, which i think is about 3 or 4 weeks old, but your bird has more feathers than mine.
     
  6. nelli21

    nelli21 Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks pretty definitely like a girl to me.

    And to answer a question- the feathers come in differently for the pullets than the cockerels. Pullet feathers come in faster than a cockerel. The cockerel's comb and wattle will develop faster than the pullet's, and will darken faster too.

    I hope that helps you!

    The best way to know and learn is to compare your bird to others of the same age.

    Nelli
     
  7. t_4_turtle

    t_4_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that does help. thanks. also, do all EE have dark legs? I have no idea what breed or sex of chick i have. I know the legs are not dark, but the beak is starting to get a darkish tint to it. this is about 2 or 3 weeks old
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  8. Barrdwing

    Barrdwing Chillin' With My Peeps

    While a lot of EEs do have green legs, I've seen a couple of exceptions to the rule. What kind of comb does that little one have? (I can't quite tell from here.) If it's a pea comb, you likely have an EE. If it's a straight comb, though, then it's hard to say. There is a single-comb Brown Leghorn that has markings something like that.
     
  9. snazzyboots

    snazzyboots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:she feathered faster than most. there were two that were on the same track but the ones i think are boys were really slow. i'm really curious to see if that stays true.
     
  10. KansasBoy

    KansasBoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's going to be a very pretty girl! [​IMG]
     

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