Gender guesses (Olive Eggers)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bluedoor, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. bluedoor

    bluedoor Out Of The Brooder

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    These "girls" are 13 weeks old. I know the blue one is a pullet. I'm wondering about the black OEs. They are from the same hatch date... The one in the forefront with the large comb is bold and friendly while the other two are very reserved. The one with the large comb also had most of its saddle feathers plucked out by other chickens at the breeders house, so it's hard to tell if they are/were pointy.

    Anyone want to guess if I have a roo on my hands?[​IMG]
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    At 13 weeks that comb is iffy but doesn't really scream roo to me. Do you know what they were mixed with, Marans?
     
  3. bluedoor

    bluedoor Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, they are Marans x Ameraucana. The other two have very light pink, minimal combs. This ones comb/face is much more red than it appears in this photo.
     
  4. bluedoor

    bluedoor Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's another pic, from 12 weeks.[​IMG]
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    possibly a roo, do you have a profile shot?
     
  6. bluedoor

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    No great ones, but here's a view of the two OEs side by side.[​IMG]
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Better photos (like a side-profile photo of each individual bird) would help, but I don't see any pointed saddle/tail feathers. So, while those combs are a bit red, I'm going to say that they're both pullets for now.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm not seeing anything screaming roo at this point.
     
  9. PioneerPrincess

    PioneerPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. They both look like pullets. : )
     

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