EE Gender help please!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NewMomma2017, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. NewMomma2017

    NewMomma2017 Chirping

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    Hello all, bought these as chicks. Feed store sold them as
    Ameraucana chicks but we have since learned these are Easter Eggers. I am so confused on genders. One minute I think they are ladies and then the next they seem like Roos. Any help would be much appreciated. Out of 11 chicks we are getting 5 eggs. They will be 6 months at the end of this month.
    I also have 1 Rhode Island Red. I am almost certain that it’s female. Can anyone concur with this?
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  2. NewMomma2017

    NewMomma2017 Chirping

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    Oh an don’t mind the rooster. He has recently come to visit our flock but has decided to make it his permanent residence. I have way too many roosters as it is with this chick batch (lesson learned on this btw, looking for just straight pullets next time!!) and I just can’t get rid of him.
     
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  3. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    The one obvious roo is the only one I saw in those pics. I didn't see any other male saddle feathers.
     
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  4. ChickenGirl555

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    I agree with Frazz, I didn’t see any male feathering. You’re good! Some just might not have started to lay yet, or they don’t lay very much.
     
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  5. BYC910

    BYC910 Crossing the Road

    Yep all girls but one .
     
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  6. ChickenGirl555

    ChickenGirl555 Songster

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    Here is the boy feathering:
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    See how the saddle feathers are thin and pointy, and hang off the side? That’s what I boy’s looks like. A girl will have round, flat saddle feathers that lay on the tail or stick to her body.
     
  7. meetthebubus

    meetthebubus Crowing

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    I've read that ee's can start laying as late as 7 months or so, so some might still be in the works.
    You can look at their comb, hens will have a singular pea comb while the male's is wider, three rows.
    Sorry not much help I just bought ee's 6 weeks ago so the comb is my only indicator :)
     
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  8. meetthebubus

    meetthebubus Crowing

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    BTW what colors are you getting in the eggs so far?
     
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  9. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    To followup on what @ChickenGirl555 said... here is a side by side to compare female saddle feathers and male saddle feathers. Saddle Feathers.jpg
     
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  10. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    All pullets
     
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