EE chick, Are these big legs? (large pics, refresh if too big!)

Pet Duck Boy

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Hey guys, here's a couple pictures of my EE chick. I know most say they are pretty hard to sex when young, and this guy is only 8 days old. I assumed this chick was a female due to speedy feather growth, but then I noticed it's legs were a bit bigger than the others. These are my first chickens ever, so can you help me out? Pics aren't the best.

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This little one's pea comb has also gotten a tad bigger since I've gotten it.
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Shadowhills Farm

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It's very hard to tell with the cute little chickie only being 8 days old...

I've had better luck just waiting it out and seeing who's comb comes in faster. Roos' combs will come in and will be pink.
 

Buff Hooligans

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Hey hey hey now. You're going to give the poor thing a complex! Now she's going to go around asking everyone she meets "do these legs make my butt look big?"
 

momreda

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Hey hey hey now. You're going to give the poor thing a complex! Now she's going to go around asking everyone she meets "do these legs make my butt look big?"

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Sounds like Buff Hooligans thinks it's a girl!
 

Pet Duck Boy

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My feed store ordered them as sexed pullets. They were labled as ameraucana, but I know they ordered from some hatchery and are probably EEs.
 

chickenlover54

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My feed store ordered them as sexed pullets. They were labled as ameraucana, but I know they ordered from some hatchery and are probably EEs.

Then there is no reason to worry, it is most likely a girl. It doesn't have girl coloring so I will gaurentee it is a girl
 

newchickmom09

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It is way to early to tell.
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I had a BA with thick legs and she is my best layer. I would suggest just enjoying her while she is so little and cute! Once she hits 8-10 weeks old then you could ask again and it will be a lot easier to tell by then.
 

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