Help sexing EEs

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DCS, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. DCS

    DCS Songster

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    These guys are about 3-4 months old.

    Is there a way to tell? I have been looking for some sort of guide, but am not sure. This is most of them (there's one other I know is a hen, and another I couldn't get a good pic of.)

    Also, I presume the roosters are the ones getting picked on the most (I have a big NH and 2 Barred Rocks among others) so although everyone techinically has tails, they are missing feathers.

    Thanks!

    brown #1
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    brown #2
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    dark one #3
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    speckly one with dark-feathered thighs #4
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    speckly one with liight-feathered thighs #5 (the one in the back is the one I couldn't get a decent shot of.)
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  2. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Songster

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    Nice Rumpless birdy there
     
  3. bugladyleah

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    I think you have all hens except the 3rd pic (notice the red wattles developing). Possibly #4, as well....but I don't really see any wattles, but it does have those long neck feathers that roos get...can't think of the word for them at the moment.

    Also...the hens can have feathers picked out, too. I have 2 hens that NEVER have tails, no matter what I do...lol.
     
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  4. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    ALL are cockerals. They all have sickle saddle feathers, no doubt, sorry [​IMG]
     
  5. ameraucanacrazy

    ameraucanacrazy Songster

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    all males
     
  6. DCS

    DCS Songster

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    All roos? Eh, I wouldn't be surprised. Sigh. It was a straight run, which I figured was safer for a beginner who expected to lose several.

    We already ate one EE (who was "selected out" by the flock and pecked terribly. Not much meat there... especially compared to the massive Cornish Xs in our freezer.)

    Long story short, anyone want some pretty EE roos in Central Florida?
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Quote:I agree! All boys, sorry.
     
  8. Momo

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    Yeah they're definitely all boys ... good luck!
     
  9. chickenboy95

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    ALL BOYS WITH OUT A DOUT. they all have sickle and saddle feathers.
     
  10. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    I have three EE hens and yours all look like boys to me too.
     

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