EE question.... ::NOW WITH MORE PICS::

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Juno's Chicks, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. Juno's Chicks

    Juno's Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Are EE's combs a good way to judge gender?? Red vs pink/yellow??

    I have a black and white EE that I thought was a roo BUT now I'm questioning myself. Wish they could just tell me!!! haha

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  2. Juno's Chicks

    Juno's Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    This chick is also 7 weeks old.....
     
  3. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A closer picture of the comb would be useful.

    Often if the pea comb has three rows going straight back from the beak it's a rooster, but people on here will tell you they've had hens with triple peacombs. My EE hen had a very red, single-row pea comb from about 4 weeks. I did wonder if she was a roo, but none of the other characteristics arose.

    Also look for red leakage on the wings. This is a telltale sign for EE roos. It would be especially relevant for yours since he's white and red on the shoulder will be easy to notice.

    Your chick seems to have a yellowish comb.
     
  4. AuberyMirkwood

    AuberyMirkwood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Looks" like a girl to me but I'm not sure. S/he's gorgeous though! Looks like a bird of prey. I love love love her coloring.
     
  5. moodlymoo

    moodlymoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im curious too because I have one who everyone here insisted was a roo but I still dont believe them. S/he looks identical to yours. Can you post a pic from above showing the back
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:can you repost pics of yours?
     
  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like a pullet so far. now if she starts getting any red/brown looking coloring in on her wings then you will have a roo. of all the white and black ee's i have never seen a pullet with red/brown on the wings.
     
  8. moodlymoo

    moodlymoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:can you repost pics of yours?

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  10. debid

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    Sometimes the comb is obvious (even when it isn't 3 rows...) This is a 4-week EE cockerel with a single row of well-defined, reddening peas and the side rows are just beginning to emerge:

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    and at 10 weeks, you can clearly see the three rows:

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    This EE pullet had a wide comb with what appeared to be three rows of teeny-tiny pebbles -- it looked very butch. At 10 weeks, it was looking very odd:
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    (of all my EE girls, hers looks the most like a proper pea comb today)
     
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