Is Quinn a cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by GammaPoppyLilyFlutter, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
    California
    Hi,

    A few weeks ago I got 2 EE's from the feed store that were supposed to be females. They were vent sexed, but they are growing differently. Aspen is small with a perky tail and a tiny comb. Quinn is huge (they are from the same clutch of eggs, though), has a fanned-out tail, and has a comb that is a lot bigger than Aspen's. Quinn is also more active and a lot braver. When I got them at a week old, I wondered if the sexers were wrong because of how Quinn didn't seem so scared of being in a box and because of the size difference.

    Here are some pictures:

    QUINN:

    Comb:
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    Tail:
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    ASPEN:

    Comb:
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    Tail:
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    Here they are next to each other:
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    They are 3 weeks old


    Is Quinn... a HE? [​IMG]
     
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  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    I see two girls. [​IMG]
     
  3. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It can be super difficult to sex EEs at this age. Sometimes they just grow at different rates. I'm thinking you may have to be patient.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I want to say pullets for your sake, but it's too early. Does Quinn have a single comb?
     
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  5. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
    California
    Quote:Yes.
     
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  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Two definite pullets.
     
  7. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
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    Yay! Now I can keep both of them! Thank you for telling me this [​IMG]
     
  8. lovinlife

    lovinlife Chillin' With My Peeps

    They are a common EE color for pullets, so I say pullets. [​IMG]
     
  9. Winggedheart

    Winggedheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol; I would say they are hens, but on a side note---one of my sisters is named Quinn...lol.
     

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