EE Markings?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ceeceeholt, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. ceeceeholt

    ceeceeholt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have spent some time going through the threads of EE's, colors, markings, combs, etc! I read that black and white usually mean boy, but partridge(ish) feathering is girl. Now I am kind of confused on 3 of mine. I have a black EE that is 10 weeks, has goldish markings on neck, but I think she has partridge(ish) feathering.

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    Then 2 days ago I looked at Baby Ruth, she is orange/gold with dark in the back, but her comb is a single pea but now very red, feathers do not look partridge(ish)
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    Last is Butterfinger now has some weird curly feathers on the top by her tail feathers, goldish in color with black, but she does have the partridge(ish) feathers

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    I think maybe I'm just reading to much and since I'm new to chickens, I'm seeing Roo everywhere!!
    Thanks for any help you have for me!
     
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Need head shots of the combs, but so far I see nothing that screams roo.
     
  3. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    Quote:x2 we need to see the combs on Baby Ruth and Butterfinger. I see all pullets but if Babyruth has a red comb, probably a roo.... pics......
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Those are all girls. Redder combs means they're getting ready to lay.
     
  5. bloom_ss

    bloom_ss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only one I am slightly unsure on is Baby Ruth. The others are definitely girls. Baby Ruth is most likely a girl, but I'm not good enough at this to say 100% on her.
     
  6. EEs come in nearly every color there is out there, so color pretty much means nothing gender wise. I would say all pullets, EE hens tend to have fairly large combs. An EE hen I got had a comb larger than my Ameraucana Roo.
     
  7. ceeceeholt

    ceeceeholt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WHEWWWWWWWWWW....Thank you all for answering! Hershey the dark one, just looks, I don't know, scary? LOL I'm going to stop staring at them and thinking every little change means something new. I'll do the whole, lay an egg or crow!! [​IMG]
     
  8. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your gold partridge and Butterfinger are 100% girls. I'm not sure on Baby Ruth, leaning towards boy just based on color. But that said, I have a girl myself that is that color and has the darker red on her wings. She lays me a pretty blue egg almost every day! I don't think she had the red that young, though. I am pretty sure it didn't develop until she was laying age. But if Baby Ruth has a small comb that isn't red, she's probably a girl. [​IMG]
     
  9. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All 100% female. EE males have different color patterns altogether.
     
  10. MissChicken

    MissChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The last picture (Butterfinger), are you sure that is an EE?
     

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