EE girls or boys?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by paddock36, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. paddock36

    paddock36 Songster

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    So what do you think? Of course I'm hoping for hens. I purchased these from a BYC'R who is helping me to break my EE curse. [​IMG] LOL! Something always seems to happen and I can't seem to get colored eggs. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     

  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    The fist one looks like a Rooster and the second one looks like a hen..

    Chris
     
  3. aussieheelr

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    How old are they? With that much pink it's a bit suspicious... there's a good chance they're both roos. Maybe a bit more time so we could see more mature feathers.
     
  4. paddock36

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    I don't know their exact age. I have had them for a few weeks now. I'm thinking roo's too. That's what I'm afraid of. I'm just watching and hoping.
     
  5. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    They look rooish to me too - #1 especially, but it's hard to say for sure not knowing how old they are.
     
  6. Kev

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    Was gonna say first looks rooish and second hennish.. but then noticed second one seems to be just starting to show the dark brown/red feathers on the arm typical of roosters.. that combined with the comb starting to color makes me change it to Rooster. Can't tell if it has a strange looking pea comb or a single comb.. however if you are wanting colored eggs, your best bet is to avoid single combs due to strong linkage between pea and the gene that helps make colored eggs.
     
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  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    roo and pullet.
     

  8. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

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    both boys, i could be wrong tho because i debated for a long time on the second one
     
  9. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    If EE combs are like ameraucana combs, then it looks like roo and pullet. On ameraucanas, the males' comb is three ridges wide and the females' comb is one ridge wide.

    This is an example of a young cockerel.
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  10. Bravo

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    I say both roos. They only look to be about 4-5wks old and for that age they are a little too red.

    I have a pullet that looked just like your second chick only her comb was completley pale (and still is at 19 weeks old). Without the color I would have said pullet.
     

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