Genders?

RedMist

In the Brooder
7 Years
Aug 25, 2012
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It doesn't really matter to us what gender at this age.. but its more like a fun game of guessing... Which is a boy? Which is a girl? We are getting better at it but now you tell me what you think?



We hatched these guys in my classroom. (My students named them :)) They came from olive green/blue eggs.. The grey one is a black blue Americana... They will be 9 weeks old this week.

They all have that nice beard except Blackie. Blackie we are positive is a boy.. We have heard some crowing.

Chick 1- Lily


Chick 2- Blackie



Chick 3- Flower


Chick 4- Penguin



Chick 5- Hoot :)
 

allmychickens

Just'a small town girl
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Aug 4, 2011
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It doesn't really matter to us what gender at this age.. but its more like a fun game of guessing... Which is a boy? Which is a girl? We are getting better at it but now you tell me what you think?



We hatched these guys in my classroom. (My students named them :)) They came from olive green/blue eggs.. The grey one is a black blue Americana... They will be 9 weeks old this week.

They all have that nice beard except Blackie. Blackie we are positive is a boy.. We have heard some crowing.

Chick 1- Lily
Leaning towards cockeral. need a straight on pic

Chick 2- Blackie
how old? completely different breed. If laying age i would say hen due to no saddles or hackles and a big floppy comb like that is common in production breeds...


Chick 3- Flower
COCKERAL!

Chick 4- Penguin
Pullet


Chick 5- Hoot :)
Pullet
 

Ribbit

In the Brooder
7 Years
Jun 9, 2012
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Chickadee 1: pullet
Chickadee 2: rooster
Chickadee 3: possible rooster? (though at 9weeks for a rooster I would expect the comb to be a bit bigger)
Chickadee 4: pullet
Chickadee 5: pullet

Hoot is one pretty gal c:
 
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RedMist

In the Brooder
7 Years
Aug 25, 2012
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They are all EE (or should be) except the grey. They were all born Feb 25-26 in my classroom.
Blackie's comb grew fast fast fast from the beginning. Which is why we think cockeral! Plus we think we have heard some crowing from him already.


here is a better picture of the white one..



And a better face of Flower
 

RedMist

In the Brooder
7 Years
Aug 25, 2012
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Hoot is my favorite too.. She is very friendly. When they were in the classroom, the kids would hold them and most of them will come up and let us pet them... Hoot was an adorable chick... I should upload a picture of her.

Chickadee 1: pullet
Chickadee 2: rooster
Chickadee 3: possible rooster? (though at 9weeks for a rooster I would expect the comb to be a bit bigger)
Chickadee 4: pullet
Chickadee 5: pullet

Hoot is one pretty gal c:

 

allmychickens

Just'a small town girl
8 Years
Aug 4, 2011
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those 2 are definately roosters but blackie is not an EE. Hoot is an EE. THe reason blakies comb has grown much faster is because it is a completely different kind of comb.
 

farmerChef

Songster
9 Years
Nov 18, 2010
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It doesn't really matter to us what gender at this age.. but its more like a fun game of guessing... Which is a boy? Which is a girl? We are getting better at it but now you tell me what you think?



We hatched these guys in my classroom. (My students named them :)) They came from olive green/blue eggs.. The grey one is a black blue Americana... They will be 9 weeks old this week.

They all have that nice beard except Blackie. Blackie we are positive is a boy.. We have heard some crowing.

Chick 1- Lily
cockeral

Chick 2- Blackie
cockeral


Chick 3- Flower
cockeral

Chick 4- Penguin
pullet


Chick 5- Hoot :)
pullet
 

farmerChef

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Nov 18, 2010
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Quote: Blacky is likely from 2 olive egger parents, or an olive egger crossed back to a dark brown(looks like black copper marans). He has a single comb, but a little of the pea comb is showing though, thats why its curled over. When you cross a single comb to a pea comb, the offspring's comb can vary from a normal looking pea comb to a large floppy noodle, it usually depends on how large the single comb was on the parent.
 

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