groan... not TWO boys!! (8 week old EE's) - new pics post #24

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by technodoll, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK so I thought I had two pullets but of course I'm not that lucky...

    Just found the tell-tale "3 rows pea comb" bump on Peanut, it's like it sprouted overnight! [​IMG]

    So yep, he's a boy -right?

    (they both turn 8 weeks old on Sunday July 4th)

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    But what about Cashew, is she/he also a boy?? No visible comb, no redness... should there be anything at 8 weeks?
    I caught them sparring tonight and Cashew has always been the bigger chick.
    Both hatched at the same time (May 9th) from the same parents and both have the same feathering type and stance:

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    Both together (Cashew on the left, Peanut on the right):

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    Post mini-sparring... (Peanut on the left, Cashew on the right):

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  2. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    Cashew looks like a pullet, Peanut looks like a cockerel.

    To me [​IMG] both are beautiful though!
     
  3. geepy

    geepy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure what they are but they are really beautiful.
     
  4. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am REALLY hoping Cashew is a girl... [​IMG]

    However I was told that EE cockerels develop rust-colored shoulder/wing feathers and pullets do not - is there any truth to this?
     
  5. chicken+quail=luv

    chicken+quail=luv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Technodoll, i have to ask you- what camera do you use? Your pictures look fabulous!
     
  6. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    I say this all the time - EEs are difficult to sex. You won't be sure you've got a roo or two until you hear crowing. Seriously, give them time.
     
  7. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    *chicken+quail=luv* :

    Technodoll, i have to ask you- what camera do you use? Your pictures look fabulous!

    Oh, just a Nikon D40x... the light was lovely this evening but it got dark fast and the shots went blurry... I refuse to use the built-in flash! oh well!​
     
  8. ekemily

    ekemily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's hard to tell with EE birds sometimes. So, I dunno, but that top one is soooo beautiful! [​IMG]
     
  9. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I am NOT an expert on sexing, and I've never heard of the rust colored feathers thingie (although MY EE Roo has some, but he does NOT have a pea comb!), but ya know, I kinda think you have two pullets there. Cashew really looks girly, but nothing about Peanut screams "roo" to me. I can't say anything about that pea comb, because - as I've said - my rooster Carl doesn't have a pea comb at all.
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  10. bigchicken2

    bigchicken2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like pullets to me. They're cuties!
     

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