Gender of EE's.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MinnerBuckwheat, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. MinnerBuckwheat

    MinnerBuckwheat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I don't know if I got all 6 of them in these pics. I let them free range during the day, and they are not very tame. Now that someone pointed out that one of them is a boy, I am wondering if I have more roos [​IMG] I bought them all as pullets, and as Ameraucanas [​IMG][​IMG]
    I am glad I have ONE rooster, but I don't want more than that, and I had NO idea coloring was indicative of gender in EEs. I still don't know exactly what that means though, so if someone wants to explain it to me, I would appreciate it. I hate being ignorant.

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  2. MinnerBuckwheat

    MinnerBuckwheat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got a d'uccle or 2 in there, they always hang together!!
     
  3. Rin

    Rin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What I can see looks like girls to me... cept that D'uccle rooster sticking his beak in there and refusing to stay out of the shot XD But that wasn't the question :>
     
  4. rhs7111

    rhs7111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please take close up photos of each bird's comb so we can help ascertain gender. Based on feather pattern alone, it looks like there may be a cockerel (or two?) in the group, but seeing the combs will be most helpful.
     
  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    left side first pic is probably the cockeral(that was the one you mentioned). certain color/patterns are only in cockerals...the rest look like pullets...
     
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  6. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    Quote:the "d'uccle" looks clean legged...if so probably a d'anver
     
  7. Rin

    Rin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:the "d'uccle" looks clean legged...if so probably a d'anver

    I thought that too but tossed it up to pictures sometimes not showing them well. Especially with young ones. One of mine looked almost clean legged a month ago when really they just have a few that got torn and battered while foraging. Now they look as floofy as ever. But the fact you saw it too makes me think wasn't just a cam trick XD
     
  8. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    I have d'anvers just because the feather legged birds just get so dirty....so they kind of stick out to me [​IMG]
     
  9. MinnerBuckwheat

    MinnerBuckwheat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's odd, I didn't even notice that. They have had feathered legs since they hatched. I wonder why that one would look clean legged now? They are d'uccles.
     
  10. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
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    you could have a picker...some of my ameraucana look clean faced, but had huge beards before...i think my hatchery layer is the culprit [​IMG]
     

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