Male / Female ??? Maybe too early to tell??? **Pics**

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by McGoo, May 9, 2008.

  1. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    I've got a few 4 week olds - not sure if all you experts can tell their sex yet. Any ideas? Here goes

    1 Black Easter Egger
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    2 Copper Black Marans
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    Notice 'bald spots' on his back
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    3 Buff Orpingtons
    Which is male? Female?

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    4 Easter Egger

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  2. They all look like girls to me though it is hard to tell byt the pictures.
     
  3. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    Boy, that'd be great! Hope you're right!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. ChicknThief

    ChicknThief Songster

    Jan 12, 2008
    Nor Cal
    Looks like a bunch of ladies to me. [​IMG]
     
  5. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    What should I be looking for to tell the difference? I was looking at the bald spots on the backs of the two black ones... thinking that they had less feathers - therefore cockrels. Maybe not so?

    Also, one of the BO's, it's the littlest one, has feathers coming in on the wings, but not on the back so much - so I thought male again.

    They're all pretty darn young to determine. The first one has a more rosy comb than the others...but just starting to show.

    Thanks
     
  6. normajean

    normajean Songster

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    Apr 14, 2008
    Howell, MI
    That is what I am thinking too...especially the BOs since my roos at 4 weeks have very developed combs.
    The EEs are difficult since they are rose combed...but if you look closely you should be able to see 3 ridges in the comb if it is a roo. It will look like one larger ridge surrounded by two small ones.
    Enjoy!
     
  7. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    Thanks Maybe I'll be really lucky [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    oops! My son was hoping for one of my 'roos' [​IMG] Oh well. [​IMG]
     

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