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EE chicks Is it true you can tell gender by tail feather length?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Silverose, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. Silverose

    Silverose Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 12, 2011
    Middle Tenn

    out of 12 10 have long tail feathers coming in and 2 have short ones still I read that with EE chicks the boys take longer to get their tail feathers.
  2. Silverose

    Silverose Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 12, 2011
    Middle Tenn
    Also,.. any idea what gender this one is?

  3. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm voting roo on that picture.
  4. chicknhawaii

    chicknhawaii Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2008
    Honolulu, HI
    I'm seeing roo on this one...
  5. Bravo

    Bravo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2009
    The tail feather length isn't an indication of male or female. I wish it was but alas, no.

    Your chick is too young to accurately sex. It is feathering in with pullet colors but its got some pretty thick legs and a "no-nonsense" expression lol

    Some of these chicks are very difficult to sex. I have a 2.5 month old EE with a HUGE pea comb, otherwise girlie features and will duke it out with her hatch-brothers (and usually win). Since I'm not willing to give away a possible pullet near POL I'm sticking to my policy of "you crow, you go" LOL
  6. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008

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