Gender please?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Teri Metcalf, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. Teri Metcalf

    Teri Metcalf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This 4 to 4 1/2 month old peep is half Easter Egger and half Buff Orpington. I fear it is a he, but I want it to be a she. Can somebody help based on these pics?


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  2. TaraBellaBirds

    TaraBellaBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From the first pic it looks like a pullet. Pretty girl! Theiis a great cross, I love both of these breeds! Update us on what color eggs it lays!!!
     
  3. Muffinburgler

    Muffinburgler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A bit hard to tell, but definitely looks like a girl to me.
     
  4. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Going by the tail which is straight up and no curl. Lack of wattles and the pink comb - I am guessing Pullet.

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  5. Teri Metcalf

    Teri Metcalf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! This is encouraging. She/he is the sweetest thing, and of course is at the bottom of the pecking order. I may have to stop calling her Miguel, and switch to Maya instead.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    How sure are you on the age? The darker patches on the wings sure make me think male, but if the age is correct it should have lots more male characteristics. I'm thinking the bird is younger and male, but better/closer pics would help.
     
  7. Teri Metcalf

    Teri Metcalf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He/she is at least 4 months. I'll see if I can get a better picture.
     
  8. Teri Metcalf

    Teri Metcalf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One more thing: He/she is pretty timid, and gets hen-pecked by some of the girls. But the big buff orpington rooster (its daddy) doesn't bother it at all.
     
  9. Teri Metcalf

    Teri Metcalf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are 5 more slightly better pictures of our 4 to 4 1/2 month-old peep. I hope these make gender i.d. easier. She/he is the sweetest little thing, always on the periphery of the group of girls. The daddy rooster (buff orpington) ignores her/him, as does the mom (EE).

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  10. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a cockerel to me. Best wishes.
     

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