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EE hens should be all one color?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kemclaughlin, May 21, 2011.

  1. kemclaughlin

    kemclaughlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got these to Easter Eggers out of the pullet bin. Someone told me that if they have different colored heads, or if they have more than one color on them, that they are cockerels. Is this true? Here they are. (on a side note, does everyone else in these pictures also look like pullets?)

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    I know you can't see all of both of them in any of these pictures, but they are both in each of them.

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  2. cbrown86

    cbrown86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not true. I have seen many EE hens that were mulicolored.
     
  3. bustermommy

    bustermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While I am new at this, I've been studying a lot and these all look like girls to me.
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I only saw one suspicious one, but if she's a RIR she will still have a really great comb, so I wouldn't necessarily use that as a definitive response. Everybody else looks pretty girly to me.
     
  5. kemclaughlin

    kemclaughlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:There are two red sex links and one RIR in there.
     
  6. tripletmumm

    tripletmumm Out Of The Brooder

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    How do they behave? It's been my experience that the ones that turn out to be roos are the ones who are more curious and in your face. They are the ones who push their way to the front to have their chests scratched or hopping up on the edge of the box to see what is going on.
     
  7. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    They look like girls. If they start getting splashes of red/brown on their shoulders or 3 rows on their comb then uusually that means they are roos, but yours look like pullets.
     
  8. squeak1387

    squeak1387 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the color part is so not true. right now i currently have 9 EE laying hens that have 3 or 4 colors on each. not a single one i have is one sollid color. not ever my roo. that is what is so great about EEs they are all so pretty in their own way. and you can tell them all right, unlike with some other breeds.
     
  9. kemclaughlin

    kemclaughlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:These two are pretty shy and flighty. One of the red sex links is pretty curious and one of the barred rocks as well. The rest are, well... chickens.
     
  10. tripletmumm

    tripletmumm Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I've never had EE's (They are beautiful btw. Think I might have to get me some), but with what you described of them, I think you have hens.
     

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