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EE genders?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Alexandra33, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi, all! We bought 12 straight run EEs this spring, and at almost 6 weeks of age, I'm definitely thinking we have almost all cockerels. [​IMG] Could anybody confirm this? [​IMG] Also, I'm still iffy on a couple.

    #1. Cockerel
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    #2. Pullet
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    #3. ???? [​IMG]
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    #4. I'm thinking pullet, in spite of the "red patches of doom" or whatever they're called. [​IMG] Zero development whatsoever, plus I've had an EE pullet with red shoulder pads before.
    [​IMG]
    #5. Not sure?
    [​IMG]
    #6. Cockerel
    [​IMG]
    #7. Cockerel?
    [​IMG]
    #8. Cockerel
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    #9. Pullet
    [​IMG]
    #10. Pullet
    [​IMG]
    #11. Cockerel?
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    #12. Cockerel
    [​IMG]
    Another pic of #7
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    #5
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    I also have more pictures/angles if needed!

    Thanks so much,
    ~Alex
     
  2. Mylied

    Mylied Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh man, what bad luck. That happened one time with me and EE chicks. I ended up with something like 12 or 13 cockerels and 3 pullets. It was crazy. But anyway, here's my thoughts: 1,3, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 12 all look like cockerels. 11 not sure on and 4 does look pullety to me. The rest look like pullets.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    9 and 10 are the only for sure pullets. 2 and 5 need more time. The rest are all male.
     
  4. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Believe it or not, I'm not terribly upset. [​IMG] [​IMG] We'll simply keep the nicest and get rid of the rest. Oh dear, that's a ton of boys! [​IMG] Thank you so much for your input! [​IMG]

    Definitely agree, there's no doubt about them. [​IMG] Alright, I'll update in another couple weeks or so!

    ~Alex
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2017
  5. Mylied

    Mylied Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seems like with EEs the bland ones turn out to be girls. I picked out all really pretty chicks that time. Now there's no science behind that besides my bad luck, but that's how I felt. I hope you get a super sweet and handsome rooster to keep.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    x 2 junebuggena
     
  7. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3x junebuggena
     
  8. NathanZee

    NathanZee Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    They are getting SO big and beautiful!!! [​IMG] I would guess 3 is a cockerel and 5 is a pullet. [​IMG]
     
  9. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Your observation is a good one! The neat thing about EEs is that down appearance isn't at all related to plumage color once grown. [​IMG] Thanks, I'm confident at least a single boy will make the cut. [​IMG]

    Awwwwwwww, thank youz! [​IMG] [​IMG] Yeah, I was kinda thinking so, too. [​IMG]

    ~Alex/Amari
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree.
     

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