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How early can you tell?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kimmypie, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. kimmypie

    kimmypie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is an EE (or at least it was in the EE bin at the feed store, it has green legs and looks like the other one out of the same brooder but it does not have puffy cheeks) that I got almost two weeks ago. Tonight we brought the chicks up from the basement and I noticed this one is getting reddish neck feathers. I swear I've read that EE hens don't have that color?


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    Also the whole time we had it up it was strutting around and had a very roo-ish posture and was chirp chirp chirping the whole time. Maybe I'm reading too much into it?

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    This is my first batch of chicks and although they are supposed to be pullets I know that sexing is only 90% accurate so I'm bound to end up with a roo sooner or later.
     
  2. Maggie C

    Maggie C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The coloring is nearly identical to my EE bantam, except she has feathered feet.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That is hen colored so far. See that kinda barring? That's a hen. Plus those nice slender legs, I'm saying girl. The roosters get reddish shading on the wings, or just splashier coloring overall.
     
  4. kimmypie

    kimmypie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I'm very relieved because I want six chicks and I don't want to go get another baby and have it younger so the ages they can go outside are so staggered.
     

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