I just noticed the comb on one of my EEs!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Uppity Peon, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. Uppity Peon

    Uppity Peon Chillin' With My Peeps

    At 20 weeks old, she is the first of my EE pullets to have a big red comb! Hoping she lays soon!!

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  2. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    oooh mine are on 19 weeks!

    We can't wait either!

    She's a pretty one... [​IMG]


    I'm still confused about a couple of mine as to what sex they are. [​IMG]

    I have one that crows and he has a blunt kind of end tail. So I know it's a boy... it crows.

    I have 2 that have 2 long feathers on their tails... does that signify a boy? I have not seen them crow? But my 8 year old said she saw one of them crow and it was really funny.

    So how do we tell boy and girl ee's apart??
     
  3. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    She is pretty! My EE and true Ameraucanas do not have that big of a comb...They are 21 weeks old and 26 weeks old and none have very red combs... Let us know when your girl lays, I'll be so jealous.. I can hardly wait until my lay...
     
  4. Uppity Peon

    Uppity Peon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I have an EE roo. They are not as easy to sex sometimes. I started suspecting he was a rooster at 6 weeks mostly because his comb was just a litte redder than the other EEs. But confirmation didn't come until I saw these pointy back feathers coming out:

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  5. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Cute face!
     
  6. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    Thank you uppity peon... I'm almost tempted to go outside with a flashlight and look at them again. ha ha. I was staring at them a lot today wondering.

    We started getting a pale egg when most of our layers are brown but it didn't have any green or blue tint to it so I think it was another hen.

    I can't wait for my girls to find a colored egg.


    Did you hatch your ee's or buy them as chicks?


    I was gifted a couple of eggs from a fellow BYC member, Bluey. I'm really happy with them. His birds have beautiful markings.

    I sure do like your ee's coloring.

    Thanks for sharing and helping me out in what to look for.
     
  7. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    G...you keep spreading those crazy stories around and people are going to start thinking I'm a nice guy... [​IMG]
     

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