EE experts, another question, please.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by emjay, May 12, 2010.

  1. emjay

    emjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    at 5 weeks of age, if an EE is male, would its comb be turning red already.

    I have seen pics of babies who at 4 weeks already had the red comb and bigger ones.

    I have 8, 5 week old EE's, only 1 seems to be reddening, the rest are still yellow. I am hoping that I lucked out with this group.
    as my first group, well, still on teh fence with them.
     
  2. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    Could be... post pics if you want to know for sure!
     
  3. Chickanmanfromarkansas

    Chickanmanfromarkansas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's really hard to tell at 5 weeks old the sex on any chick except maybe sexlinked chickens. My EE's are about 2 months old and I'm just now beginning to tell the roosters from the hens. The roosters combs don't seem to be any redder that the pullets.
    Not really an expert yet. Hope to be some day though. I want to work with EE's to 1) try to breed colors true.
    2) improve size
    3) breed for better beards (muffs) and
    better peacombs.
    4) bluer or mintyer green eggs, not those
    dark olive colors (sorry olive egger breeders).
     
  4. anniem

    anniem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The differences became more and more apparent between 6 and 7 weeks with my EEs. All were supposed to be pullets, but you know the story...
    At 10 weeks my pullets comb is still very minimal and totally yellow.
     

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