Feed Store Chicks-- Gender? UPDATED PICS

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by GentlyLiving, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. GentlyLiving

    GentlyLiving Out Of The Brooder

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    So... These are my first chicks (yay!!!). I got them from the feed store down the road. I ordered two barred rocks and four araucanas. I did research before I bought my chicks so I was pretty sure I wasn't going to be getting real araucanas from the feed store, but I don't really mind. So what I am wondering is are these Easter Egger chicks? Also they were sexed chicks but I have my doubts about a couple of them. Can you spot any roos?

    Thanks!

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  2. GentlyLiving

    GentlyLiving Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone?
     
  3. Coop Deville

    Coop Deville Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One, three and four look a lot like my Ameraucanas. The second one doesn't have the characteristic beard that Ameraucanas have. I also can't tell what its comb looks like. Ameraucanas have a pea comb.
     
  4. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are correct, these are definitely EE chicks (Green/willow legs are the giveaway, Ameraucanas have slate legs). You need to give them another couple of weeks before you can ID gender for certain.

    They're cute, congrats!
     
  5. Coop Deville

    Coop Deville Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe I misread your question -- I'm not sure there are certain traits for "EE"s other than egg color, which you won't be able to tell for a few months (assuming you have hens there). Perhaps someone else can correct me.
     
  6. Coop Deville

    Coop Deville Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just got corrected! Now I know that EEs have green legs. Learning is fun.
     
  7. Jeanette13

    Jeanette13 Out Of The Brooder

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    There's a member named Illia who breeds true Araucanas, maybe she could tell from your pictures. I'm still new to chickens, so I don't have any experience with these fancy breeds[​IMG]
    They are very cute, congratulations and enjoy!
     
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  8. GentlyLiving

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    Thanks! Here is a shot of #2's head. I think there is a comb starting?[​IMG]
     
  9. elabraleon

    elabraleon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Females have combs too, just not as huge as males. I don't see anything particularly boyish about your EE chicks, but in a few weeks, you will have a better idea.
    Very Cute!
    I just got my first EE's too! [​IMG]
     
  10. GentlyLiving

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    Thanks. I am just super nervous about getting a rooster. I am not allowed to have them in this area and really I don't think my neighbors would be very happy that I have chickens at all (though I am allowed to have hens). Just don't want to have someone start crowing and get the neighbors upset.
     

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