Is this a boy or girl? And how about this EE? *New Pics Added*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cricketofthesea, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. cricketofthesea

    cricketofthesea Out Of The Brooder

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    Edit: So the BR is definitly a boy, and the EE is probably too. I posted new pics on page 2!

    Hi, I need help with my Production Black Pullet, a Leghorn Hybrid from Ideal Hatchery in Texas. I'm suspicious its a male due to its comb and behavior (this kid will take on any dog or grown chicken it sees!) but wanted to get some other opinions! He/She is six weeks old.

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    I also have this EE pullet that never had ear muffs or a beard, she (hopefully not he!) is six weeks old too. Does it look like a girl and how long will it take for her to get facial feathers?

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  2. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    The barred one does look like a rooster; color, tail feathers and comb all look like rooster. I'll leave the EE for the experts to comment on.
     
  3. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

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    The barred rock is a cockerel, but the EE i am leaning toward a pullet. You sure they are only 6 weeks they look older than that to me.
    *ETA the bump on the leg where the spur is, does not mean its a cockerel. Most chickens have them and a hen can even grow spurs, and they dont start growing very much until they are a few months old.
     
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  4. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    That is a roo. He is probably a BSL not a BR.

    The other looks like a pullet to me.

    Rethinking it might be a roo too. Three rows and pink [​IMG]
     
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  5. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i agree, BR is a cockerel. your EE looks as if it does not have a beard or muffs as some EE's do, it happens sometimes [​IMG]

    Edited: i believe your EE is also a cockerel due to the pinking on the comb
     
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  6. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They both look like cockerels. The Leghorn Hybrid definitely. And the EE has a typical male coloring and 3 distinct rows of peas for 6 weeks.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Your production black is a roo. The ee, I'm not sure about. Usually I can tell by color but this color always throws me off. Right off, I'm thinking pullet, but post again in a few weeks. And it won't get a beard, they're either born with them or don't have them.
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    the barred one is a roo and the 2nd one looks to be pullet at this age
     
  9. honfor500

    honfor500 Out Of The Brooder

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    Id say The production black is a roo and I have two EE pulets that will be 6 weeks on thursday and they look a lot less developed then yours but I would still say pullet.
     
  10. cricketofthesea

    cricketofthesea Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the help everyone! They do seem big for their age but everyone is six weeks old tomorrow. Maybe it's all the extra watermelon they love so much [​IMG] That or still sleeping in a pen in our kitchen, we don't have the heart to put them out in the cold coop!

    So we have one definite roo and a possible pullet/probably roo EE. I'll keep my fingers crossed! So far the EE acts very hen-like compared to our two roos, who are more brave and dominate, but we'll see. Tomorrow I can post more pics of our other EE pullet for comparison.
     

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