Help sexing EEs

DCS

Songster
11 Years
Nov 26, 2008
141
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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


brown #2


dark one #3


speckly one with dark-feathered thighs #4


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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bugladyleah

Songster
11 Years
Apr 7, 2008
528
1
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PA
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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klf73

Mad Scientist
11 Years
Jun 1, 2008
6,080
13
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ALL are cockerals. They all have sickle saddle feathers, no doubt, sorry
 

DCS

Songster
11 Years
Nov 26, 2008
141
2
121
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?
 

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