Is this gorgeous 8 week old EE pullet really a dude?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by legacyln, May 3, 2009.

  1. legacyln

    legacyln Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    Jefferson City, MO
    Well I bought 5 EE pullets from Cackle at the beginning of Feb and they are all healthy and gorgeous, but I'm starting to wonder about this one and thought I'd see what you folks thought...
    1. Her comb is pinker and bigger than the other 4
    2. Her tail.back feathers are srting to look a bit longer than the others
    3. Her beard is bigger and fuller han the others

    Now, I would actually be ok w/it if "she" is a roo, but I keep watching her and woinodering...


    Here she is in between another EE and a Light Brahma, all same age.

    And while I'm at it check out this babealicious girl, we call her Cleopatra, a name I shamelessly stole from a BYCer:
  2. sherrydeanne

    sherrydeanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like a pullet to me but the pics are a bit small. Any chance we can get a larger full body shot?
  3. legacyln

    legacyln Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    Jefferson City, MO
    Yeah, I will get onme enlarged-- never a good idea to let the uploader resize so small!
  4. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    That tail is starting to look suspiciously male-ish. Pretty!
  5. legacyln

    legacyln Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    Jefferson City, MO
    Here's a bigger view:
  6. hyzenthlay

    hyzenthlay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    SW PA
    Whoa, I'm no help to you, but I wanted to say that's a cool looking bird! Actually, they all are! [​IMG]

    Maybe a close-up picture of the comb would help people guess? In the pic of the 3 birds I think it looks boyish, but then in the bigger picture the comb still looks pale and flat, so I don't know. I'm a total beginner, though, so don't take my word for anything. I hope this bump will get you some more guesses.
  7. crazy huhn

    crazy huhn Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2008
    It is always a little harder to tell the gender of EEs or Ameraucaner, but I think this one will lay some pretty eggs for you.........
  8. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

    Dec 8, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    As of right now, I'd say you still have a good chance that she's a pullet. I had one that's comb was bigger & wider than the others (hers was a 3 row pea comb), she had a different shaped tail, and was quite a bit bigger (heavier) also. She's now laying eggs for us.
  9. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    Dude looks like a lady!

    The whatchathingy is pink and my EE roo's was RED RED even as a young un.
  10. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

    Mar 12, 2008
    Loxahatchee, Florida
    If that's a cockerel then in the next few weeks he should begin croaking out some adolescent crows and sprouting pointy man-feathers around his neck and right in front of his tail. I have some birds like this that keep me guessing for the longest time. With them I keep checking their feathers, parting those along the back of their necks and at the saddle.

    I'm guessing this one is a pullet. But it'll be a beautiful bird, no matter what its sex.

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