Got the EE gender blues- I'm stumped!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CityGirlintheCountry, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    This one is an EE. I've been saying boy, but lately I am getting suspicious. It is not near as big as the ones I KNOW are boys. Tail is shorter and rounder. Comb isn't nearly as big or red. I thought given the genetics of the EE mix (blue ameraucana daddy and barred rock) that it had to be male. But now I don't know. [​IMG]

    Thoughts?
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    Okay, I know the barred EE is a boy. Look at that comb! The blue is behind him. That comb is no where near as red or as big!
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    Come on EE gurus! Tell me what you think.
     
  2. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice looking chicken!!! I have no idea on gender though. You can drop it off with me anytime! [​IMG]
     
  3. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Thanks! I love the blues. Boy or girl it will still be for sale. You are welcome to him/her/it. [​IMG]
     
  4. The Turken Lady

    The Turken Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like a cockerel to me.. I've bought EE "pullets" at swaps,and they look just like yours.Yet a few weeks later they crow.
    I'm guessing by the tail.

    Here is one "pullet". He is the one in the front right-

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    Now here he is a few days later..Notice the tail (back)-

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    Here he is 2 months later (Right)-

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  5. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    How old is it?
     
  6. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Leaning towards roo, depending on age.
     
  7. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    He/she/it hatched the second week of March, so almost 13 weeks old.
     
  8. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    Roo... I think? Man, you did get a hard one! Keep us updated, now I want to know what he or she is!
     
  9. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    I know! This one is tricky! Usually I can tell by the comb, but this one is all over the place. Its tail is also not as long or "streamy" as the other ones I know to be roos. I just can't decide... [​IMG]
     
  10. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote pullet! Even though the comb seems to have three rows, I don't think it's big or red enough at that age to be a roo. You have some beautiful birds!
     

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