Gender help please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by crusting, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. crusting

    crusting Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two 7 week old chicks. The white one is an easter egger and the tan one is a buff orpington. A few days ago the white one was making a new sound--head up and long low sound. It got me thinking she is a he, but I'm not sure. She did it maybe 2-3 times and no odd sounds since then. The tan one was opening her mouth and sticking her head up a lot this morning, but no sound.
    Any thoughts what gender they are? I hoping they are both pullets....would be hard for the other one to have to remove one of them.

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  2. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hens, considering comb size.
     
  3. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You have 2 pullets. [​IMG]
     
  4. mammat

    mammat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a white easter egger that looked just like that until it was 15 weeks old then...........overnight its pea comb turned blood red and it started crowing. It tail stuck out just like that.
     
  5. mammat

    mammat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yes- It made weird noises when it was small too. Pre crowing.
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    my guess would be white one a roo the other a hen
     
  7. dwegg

    dwegg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes I will get some good shots of both male and female today...but am thinking roo on the EE...cause of the color, size of comb and the tail also holding it like that. My girls hold their tail more flat.

    Mine are two splash ameraucana...
     
  8. crusting

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    Thank you, Dwegg! I will look forward to the pics. S/he does have some very light grey in the feathers around the neck, and two tiny reddish brown spots on the tips of the wings. not sure if that changes anything...
     
  9. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are both pullets.
     
  10. ozark_chickies

    ozark_chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are two of my EE's. They are 8 weeks old. The little hen is laying down, and doesn't have much of a comb, just a single line of bumps. The little roo has three lines of bumps in his comb, but the picture only shows two. I think you have two hens, because I only see one line of bumps in the comb, and EE roosters should have three lines. I will look, and see if I can find a straight on comb shot of one of my roosters.
     

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