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Is Lexy a Lex instead? Please help! *PICS*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CathyB, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. CathyB

    CathyB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, one of my little 6 week old EE'ers is so adorable but is acting kind of rooish. I have what are "supposed" to be all pullets but we all know how that goes. Anyway, Lexy never sits still so it was hard getting photos so here is the best I could do:

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    I am hoping she just "acts" manly !
     
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    What memories that brings back! Two years ago, I was thinking my own Lexie was a Lex and I was calling her that for a month. Mine was a Barred Rock, though. Hard to say on yours right now. That one could go either way. Usually, the combs on the cockerels are very wide with three distinct Pea ridges, but not always. If its pink at that age, you have a Lex.
     
  3. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    Tricky.... I'm GUESSING girl [​IMG] My 4-5 week old roos have much larger-wider combs.

    Here's two..........

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  4. CathyB

    CathyB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh boy, most of my chicks combs are starting to look redish. I mean like all 10 of them! That would not be good!!! Lexy does not really look that red in the comb yet. I think her sister looks more red in her comb than Lexy does! The comb is not wide though...........Guess I have more of a waiting and guessing game ahead of me! Thanks SpeckledHen for your opinion!! Anyone else???
     
  5. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her comb looks girlie to me. How is she compared to the others much larger?
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Her comb does have a girly shape, however I just had the experience, for the second time, with an Ameraucana cockerel who had a girly comb shape. It suddenly widened and reddened and I then realized how thick his legs were, too.
     
  7. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Looks like a female right now.
     
  8. CathyB

    CathyB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess we shall see! Her comb does not look as big as Guitartists picture. Much thinner. To answer mmajw , she is the smallest of my 3 EE'er that I have!
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Cathy, at this point, it does look very girly. Hope she stays that way!
     
  10. CathyB

    CathyB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Speckledhen, I hope so to! I have nothing against a rooster and I think I secrertly want one [​IMG] , but my DH has freinds with roosters where you have to arm yourself when you go outside! I said to him that maybe it would be a nice rooster. I have a gut feeling the neighbors would complain more loudly than a roosters crow so I am keeping my fingers crossed for all of them!
     

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