EE's -- Born last week of March, need help sexing!!!

Shyde1982

In the Brooder
7 Years
May 9, 2012
20
0
24
Rochester NY
So around the last week of March I bought some few-day-old "Americana's" from TSC. Obviously I knew they were EE's, I chose 9 straight runs and 2 RIR pullets. I now have 11 chickens and I am planning on keeping around 4-6 hens. I knew there would be some roo's in the mix, but I live in the city and can't keep them permanently. I heard my first "practice crow" yesterday morning so I know there are some roo's in the mix.

I know nothing about sexing. I can tell a hen from a rooster when they're older but these are adolescents and I need help!

First one is a very bossy chicken, darker colors, comb more red than some of the others


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Second is a banty that was in the mix. I got two "whoops" banties who are very cute. One is very shy and I'm sure is a hen by her looks, but this one confuses me!

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Then there is this pretty bird:

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Last but not least, this one:

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Any ideas?
 

Shyde1982

In the Brooder
7 Years
May 9, 2012
20
0
24
Rochester NY
Not sure I did those pics right. Do you use the HTML or img from Photobucket to include pics on threads?
 

JerseyGiantfolk

Crowing
8 Years
Jan 12, 2012
10,825
68
288
Well some of the pictures are not loading, but I'll give you clues to looks for on roosters:

Roosters (cockerels/cocks)
Shiny sickles (curved feathers on the tail)
Pointy shiny hackles (pointy feathers at the base of the neck)
Spurs (little stub like things on the roosters legs)
Big red comb and wattles.

Hens
Well, opposite of that pretty much, small comb, no shiny sickle feathers, ect.
 

my sunwolf

Songster
7 Years
Apr 22, 2012
2,236
143
208
Southwest Virginia
My Coop
I am no expert, but I would say the first three are cockerels. I'm hoping for you that the last one is a pullet, but I have one with those colors that everyone keeps telling me is a roo (guess we'll see). They're all beautiful birds!


(And for the forum, I always upload from my computer, makes things work out much better.)
 

BlazeJester

Songster
8 Years
Aug 2, 2011
1,275
19
141
Midway, GA
From your photo album, in the order they were listed:

1) rooster
2) rooster
3) two roosters, closest to camera
4) rooster
5) rooster
6) rooster (same bird as #5 I'm guessing)
7) rooster
8) rooster
9) all roosters except maybe the red one that doesn't look like an EE
10) rooster

That is a bum luck run of roos. Some of them are very pretty though!
 

Melinda35

Songster
9 Years
Oct 1, 2010
193
11
101
Texas
From your photo album, in the order they were listed:

1) rooster
2) rooster
3) two roosters, closest to camera
4) rooster
5) rooster
6) rooster (same bird as #5 I'm guessing)
7) rooster
8) rooster
9) all roosters except maybe the red one that doesn't look like an EE
10) rooster

That is a bum luck run of roos. Some of them are very pretty though!
x2
 

BlazeJester

Songster
8 Years
Aug 2, 2011
1,275
19
141
Midway, GA
In terms of EEs for future reference, the red on the shoulders and back is a dead giveaway for a rooster. EE roos also tend to be patchy in coloring and the pea combs tend to raise up off the head much earlier than with females. In my experience of pea comb females, the comb does not grow or color at all until around 18 weeks/point of lay.

Many easter egger hens have "wild duckwing" coloration, very commonly gold-based. Phoebe is pretty typical for an EE pullet:

 

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