EEs sex please. 5 weeks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PaintedMeadows, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. PaintedMeadows

    PaintedMeadows Songster

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    Is it too soon to tell what sex these 2 ees are? They are 5 weeks old today.
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    Thanks for any help you can give, I understand that it might be too early.
     
  2. brownfarms

    brownfarms Songster

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    All I can say is that my 4 weekers look about the same and THEY BETTER ALL BE HENS.[​IMG]
     
  3. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

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    My ameraucanas aren't showing any definate signs of gender yet, although I'm almost positive I have a roo and a hen. They both look the same to me, since they have rose combs. It would be nice if I ended up with 2 hens!!! (Mine are about 12 weeks old)
     
  4. chickenfanatic

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    easter eggers are always hard to judge sex early on. but watch for rooster like behavior and wait is all i can say i have had them for years and before even 5 months or later sometimes its harddd to tell. sorry couldnt help more.
     
  5. chickenfanatic

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    easter eggers are always very difficult to judge sex early on. all i can say is wait i have been raising them for years and sometimes i cant even tell till they are 5 to 6 months sometimes longer. sorry i couldnt help more.
     
  6. PaintedMeadows

    PaintedMeadows Songster

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    OK, thank you. Trying not to get too attached in case one is a roo. We are already keeping and orpington rooster and probably won't have enough hens left for a second roo. Keep fingers crossed for hens for me! tee hee. We have a 3rd ee but it was too quick to catch well on camera.
     
  7. cdross

    cdross In the Brooder

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    They look like hens to me.
     
  8. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

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    I'd probably say hens too but I'd wait a few more weeks to be absolutely sure. Mine are now 10 weeks and definitely pullets but I wasn't sure at 5 weeks.
     
  9. PaintedMeadows

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    Oh I hope you guys are right!! I can't wait until they start laying. [​IMG]
     
  10. jimgh

    jimgh Hatching

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    Hi,

    You might not have to wait as long as you think. My Ameraucana was crowing at 6 weeks! It took another 2 weeks before I was actually in the room when he was doing it to find out which one of the 4 chicks I had was the secret rooster.

    The combs on yours look like the 2 replacements I have which are about the same age (5 weeks).

    Here's a picture of the comb on the rooster when he was about 5 weeks.

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