EE's or Ameraucanas? Cockerel or pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Peezinapod, Nov 8, 2014.

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  1. Peezinapod

    Peezinapod New Egg

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    Hi all, I'm a newb when it comes to raising chickens. I got my babies from a local pet store in West Palm Beach and was told that they are Ameraucana girls. After further research I believe they are EE's and I think I have a roo. Right now they are about 4 weeks old and I think Gracie is a male because of the tail feathers. Let me know what you think, I know it's a little soon to tell but I cannot stop wondering! The one I'm speaking of is the one in the back.

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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    EEs - gender yet to be determined. Are you seeing one or three rows of peas in the combs?

    ETA - neither is screaming cockerel yet - and at the age they are at the tail feathers would not be showing any sort of gender characteristic.
     
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  3. Peezinapod

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    Here is Gracie's comb...no sign of a waddle yet.
     
  4. Peezinapod

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    This is Macie...her comb makes me think she is a male also :(
     
  5. Peezinapod

    Peezinapod New Egg

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    Thank you! What do you think about the comb photos I posted?
     
  6. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    It's too early to be absolutely sure but I would expect to see more comb color by now if they were male. I got 2 cockerels in a batch of 6 sexed EE pullets and they had more color than that by 3 weeks.
     
  7. Peezinapod

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    Ok, that sort of puts my mind at ease. We are attached to them at this point and wouldn't be able to keep any roosters. Thanks :)
     
  8. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Generally EE's don't have wattles because of their beards. That said, Macie has a big comb for being 4 weeks old. No color though... Often those who are slow to feather tend to be roosters. I think it is a little early to tell gender. You are right though, more than likely they are Easter Eggers.
     
  9. Peezinapod

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    They all feathered in at the same rate, too. So that gives me hope that they are all females.
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

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