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EE color to determine gender masters, I have a question (pic added)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by debid, May 9, 2011.

  1. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    My cream-colored EE started getting some peachy tones in her back feathers (chest is cream like the wings). I wasn't worried until I noticed spots of dark red coming in on her back. So dark, I mistook it for blood at first.

    Is this a bad sign for my girl?

    And, FWIW, all of you have made me supremely paranoid about my sexed pullets being boys in disguise so you have only yourselves to blame if I ask about every.single.chick at some point or another. [​IMG]
     
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  2. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Nobody? I thought that it was supposed to be easy to tell with EEs.
     
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  3. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Post a picture it will be easier to tell from a picture here is a picture of my bantam EE hen she has black, tan and red on her back
    [​IMG]
     
  4. plantmgr

    plantmgr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:A bad sign for what?
     
  5. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:A picture is worth a thousand words! I get super paranoid as well! I would suspect a cockerel because of what you are describing, but without a picture...
     
  6. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    I have had some light colored EEs start leaking a rust color in their wing feathers as they have aged. It's just feather genetics. No harm to them. [​IMG]

    To sex EE chicks look at the comb. Most times the boys will have three ridges across while the girls have no ridges or only one ridge. Those male combs will pop up pretty early while the females take longer.

    Good luck!
     
  7. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:That she's not a she, of course!

    She's not cooperating for photos but if red splotches on the shoulders and upper back doesn't mean anything, then it really won't help to take pictures of it.
     
  8. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is she? If she's still a very young bird and not in full adult plumage, then the red could be a sign of a roo. Pics! We need pics!! [​IMG]
     
  9. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Oooohhh... I get it now. Does the rust leaking through indicate roo? Hmmm... can't say for sure, but now that I think about it every single light chick I have had that started leaking red turned out to be a roo. [​IMG]
     
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Yes, it can. Especially if in the wing bow area.

    debid......can you post a picture of her?
     

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