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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kylara70, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. kylara70

    kylara70 Out Of The Brooder

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    Please look at my EE chickens and reassure me what gender they are. They are all 15.5 weeks old and I would like to be sure before my next processing run. I am going to offer the roosters to some folks but if they are not taken then they need to go to freezer camp. Except for one. [​IMG]

    Please be sure to tell me if you think I am wrong with any of these.

    Rooster!
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    Pullet
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    Rooster!
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    Rooster!
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    Rooster!
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    Rooster? popular theory seems to be that this coloration for an EE can not be a pullet, but I think she is?
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    Let me know what you think.
    Carol
     
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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Do you have more pics of cockerel #1? Looks like a pullet to me so far. [​IMG]
     
  3. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Quote:I agree, that first one looks pulletish. The last one looks like a pullet too.
     
  4. kylara70

    kylara70 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was still editing the post, sorry, I am assuming you mean the last one now? I think she is a pullet too.
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Okay the images suddenly switched around - I meant the last one.
     
  6. rungirl

    rungirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you could post pictures showing the combs, that would make it easy. At 15 1/2 weeks, if they have wide red pea combs, they're probably roos. Narrow and pink are pullets. Of course, some of yours are also showing curling roo tail feathers, which is also a big clue.
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:With duckwing based EE's - The color is the first and most important thing to look at, not curling feathers and combs. [​IMG]
     
  8. dolly85

    dolly85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That first one is screaming rooster to me!!! I agree the second one is a pullet and 3-5 are roos. Can you get a picture of the last one's face? Or some more pictures of it in general?
     
  9. BrianT

    BrianT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really like that first one. It's really pretty.
     

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