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EE genders?

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

  1. 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?
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    #6. Cockerel
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    #7. Cockerel?
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    #8. Cockerel
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    #9. Pullet
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    #10. Pullet
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    #11. Cockerel?
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    #12. Cockerel
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    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 Crowing

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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 Crowing

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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. 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 Crowing

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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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    x 2 junebuggena
     
  7. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging

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    3x junebuggena
     

  8. NathanZee

    NathanZee Songster

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

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    I agree.
     

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