Four week old Easter Eggers - What gender? (Updated Pics 8 Weeks Old)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickenNewbies, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. fallenleeves

    fallenleeves Out Of The Brooder

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    I'd say Gandalf and Chip might be boys because of the red coming in ...
    Dale might be a girl (no red and the comb looks small) but you might need to wait another week or so to be sure.
    I'm not sure about the others.
     
  2. Panth

    Panth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gandalf: EE cockeral
    Abed: California White pullet
    Sprinkles: EE pullet
    Chip: EE cockeral
    Dale: EE pullet?
    Oreo: Jersey Giant cockeral?
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    gandalf and chip are cockerels
     
  4. Buckhunter76

    Buckhunter76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd give them a bit more time [​IMG] to say fore sure
     
  5. ChickenNewbies

    ChickenNewbies Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank You! everyone for the help.

    We have always thought Gandalf was a cockerel. We also thought Abed was but thats interesting about he/she being a california white, she is the only one without a beard so could be.

    Oreo is a mystery, he does have a beard forming though, its hard to see in the pics.

    We really hope Abed is a pullet because he/she is the tamest.
     
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  6. Suburban Sprouts

    Suburban Sprouts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's so hard to tell with EE's!!! Here are my guesses based on coloring, body language and combs:

    Gandalf = Boy
    Abed = Boy
    Sprinkles = Girl
    Chip = Boy
    Dale = Girl
    Oreo = Girl (but not an EE)
     
  7. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Gandalf is the only one that I'd suspect cockerel at this point, and that's primarily due to the red patch on the wings. I can't see their combs well in your pics, but boy EEs will typically have 3 ridge rows on the comb, while girls just have a single looking row. How many have three vs. one???

    ETA: Beards or muffs don't mean either sex. Actually I'm always surprised to see any EEs without them, as mine have always had the poofy cheeks and beards, male or female...
     
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  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    chip also has those red splotches [​IMG]
     
  9. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Hmmmm...I'm still gonna' reserve judgement on poor Chip...lol. I guess with Chip having that reddish color in areas other than just her (or his...lol) wings, it doesn't scream cockerel at me. I WISH I could see that comb better...

    And OP - what do you expect when you name so many of them MALE names!!!!???? lol
     
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  10. Indigosands

    Indigosands Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gandalf, def male and he seems like he has a great personality. :)
    Abed, girl
    Sprinkles, girl
    chip, boy
    dale, girl
    oreo, girl
     

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