Help Identify My EE's Gender

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

  1. Aunt Mildred

    Aunt Mildred Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6 Mixed EE chicks. They began hatching on May 4 so they are all about 8 weeks old now. The mothers were Americaunas and the father was a mix that I dont know. The eggs were light green and I bought them from a local farm for my broody hen. We want to keep two of them but want to choose hens as we cannot have roosters. I would like to get them sorted out before any of them start crowing so I dont disturb the peace for my neighbors.

    I think Image 1 is a rooster with the wide comb and large size.

    Image 2 shows the same chick as 1 with a second chick

    We are hoping that image 5 is a hen because we like her quite a bit

    I like the chick in image 7 so I am hoping it is a hen.

    Please give me your best guess regarding the gender. Thanks in advance


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  2. 24weadore

    24weadore New Egg

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    I have a 8 wk old ee with no comb whatsoever. There is just nothing there. I bought her at farm and fleet and she was listed as a pullet. Hope this helps. Becky
     
  3. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pic 1 and 5 look to be roos, pic 2 can't see the comb, but it looks like a pullet. The rest are pullets.
     
  4. emjay

    emjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    3,6,7 are possible pullets ??? 7 is questionable. but, they can change . EE's do that. you think you have them figured out and then they crow !!!!!! I think you are safe with #3 for sure.

    I think you have a lot of roos there. sorry. It happened to me too. 6 out of 8 were roosters in my first hatch.
    alot of thick legs and manly stares in your group.
     
  5. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 and 6 look like hens to me unsure about the others.
     
  6. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    I'm seeing the same rusty-winged roo in pics 1, 2, and 4. The black-headed, green legged bird in 2 looks a bit upright for a hen, though the feathers don't say otherwise yet. The lighter bird in 3 and 4 looks like a hen to me, as does the one in 6. 5? I'm sorry, but I think I'm seeing roo saddle feathers there. 7's a tough call, I'm keep going back and forth on that one.
     
  7. huckleberryfarm

    huckleberryfarm Chickenista

    Jan 7, 2010
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    I have no idea! I have 7 EE's that are 13 weeks old and I have no idea on them. I posted them on here and guesses were mixed. I think #3 looks like a girl. She's beautiful! I have some that people said were boys but I look at the in real life, and I don't see the tail feathers that indicate boys. I have some with no combs at all that people on here said were boys and some with big combs that they said girl. I'm totally confused on this breed and have decided to just wait and see. None of mine have crowed yet.

    They are beautiful birds. I hope you get lots of pullets!
     
  8. Aunt Mildred

    Aunt Mildred Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks to all for your input. They are getting too big for my run and coop so I am going to give away at least 4 of them this week - anyone in the OKC area that wants them is welcome. I have put them up on craigslist as well. I am going to keep number 3 for sure and maybe number 7 as there have been mixed guesses about that one - although I think it may be a roo. Number 6 is the runt of the flock, much smaller than the others and I am worried to keep her with my big birds as I think she may be a target for picking once the others are gone.
     
  9. Beth G.

    Beth G. Gaetano Family Farm

    If They Have A Comb This Early Its A Roo
     

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