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ee's 12 days old -Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by seminolewind, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member 11 Years

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    Hi, number 1 is below



    Number2 below

  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    Might be too early to tell. Wait a few more weeks.
  3. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Agreed: Wait.
  4. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Songster

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    Yeah, itsreally too early to tell. However, I'm going to say the one in the second pic (chick no. 1) is a hen. When they get older you can tell because the hens will have a basically non-existant comb and the males will have a regular looking comb.

    Roo: [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Hen: [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Last edited: Oct 26, 2008
  5. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    My EE roos have pea combs, not single combs. They get much redder than the hens, way faster. I'd say you can be able to tell within a few weeks (2-3).
  6. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊ 10 Years

    Aug 19, 2008
    I'd say #1 is a hen, and #2 is a rooster. Not sure though. I'm just looking at comb size mostly, but both might be hens. [​IMG]
  7. my first peepers

    my first peepers Songster

    Jul 9, 2008
    South Western VT
    #2 has a pretty big tail.
    My EE boys' tails feathered in later than the girls'. Also with the pea comb, which most but not all EEs have, the girls have one row of bumps and the boys will have three little ridges of bumps. My boys didn't pink up until 2-3 months but had the little ridges start popping out at about six weeks.
    Hope that helps.
    Good luck!

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