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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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


    2 Copper Black Marans

    Notice 'bald spots' on his back

    3 Buff Orpingtons
    Which is male? Female?



    4 Easter Egger

  2. peruvian_princess

    peruvian_princess Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2008
    Fayetteville, Georgia
    They all look like girls to me though it is hard to tell byt the pictures.
  3. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    ChicknThief Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    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.

  6. normajean

    normajean Chillin' With My Peeps

    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.
  7. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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