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Month-old EEs - what do you think?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sevenbabychicks, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So these babies are around a month old, and one is already an obvious roo. What about the others? I know it's early, but I was hoping an EE expert out there might be able to tell based on their colors.

    Here's the first one - it's mostly non-standard ameraucana with possibly 1/4 marans mixed in. I'm guessing cockerel because its comb is a little pink, and because it's the nicest.


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    A dorsal view. Forgot to rotate the pic - sorry!

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    Here's the one I'm pretty sure is a roo. Its comb is big and parts of it are really pinking up. It also has the beginning of wattles (although both parents are bearded). It's an ameraucana/marans.

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    The chick below is a full sib to the previous one, but looks so different! Its comb is little and pale, and its head feathers are growing in red/black.

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    The final one is a faverolles EE. So far its colors and comb say pullet...


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  2. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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    I think one and two are boys and three and four are girls. But I agree 1 month is a little early to be sure (in most cases anyway)
     
  3. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Yeah, that's what I've been thinking too. Hopefully nobody else starts to pinken up. I'll keep posting pics to this thread every little while; I'm especially excited to see what the brown/black/white one looks like all grown up. [​IMG]
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    i really don't see anything that says cockerel at all. i find that ee's combs can turn red early but still be a pullet wait another 4-5 weeks then re-post some side pics of them all
     
  5. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    The coloring on the first one indicates female. The one you think is a roo could go either way at this point. The other two seem like females, but like the poster above mentioned, wait a couple weeks and then it should be more clear.
     
  6. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Updates! They're about 7 weeks old now, and the #1 is getting more rooey every day. I think #3 is too... but is more confusing. I still see nothing but pullet in #2 and #4. Thoughts?

    (Also, how do I rotate pics on this thing?? I rotated them when I saved them to my computer, but the uploader for BYC switched them back)


    #1 - He's got a color combo I've never before. He's also really huge and was the first to feather out. When I dig into his shoulder feathers, I definitely see some red in there...

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    #2 - Tiny, colorless comb and lack of red on wings is making me think pullet for this one.

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    #3 - the other suspect roo. I love him! He's so sweet and I his colors are awesome (these pics don't do him justice). He does have orange feathers on his wings/back which made me think roo initially, but then I found a few pics of others' pullets who had orange at this age. His comb has been a little pink for some time, but is pretty small.

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    #3 - The faverolles EE. I'm super excited about this little biddy - she looks just like her faverolles bio-mom, but even prettier. Tiny, pale comb.

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  7. Firefighter Chick

    Firefighter Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I still see no males.
     
  8. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Here at 7 weeks I'm seeing all pullets. My EE boys had HUGE combs at 7 weeks, and definite red shoulder patches.
     
  9. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No way, really?? That's be great - I'm already so attached to them and really happy about how their colors are turning out (although I did promise my aunt a rooster [​IMG])

    Though... their dad was one of those late-maturing EE roos. I bought him from a pro as a pullet when he was 8 weeks old. His comb was suspiciously pink, but small. And #1 has started making the "look here, there's food!" rooster sounds. Has anyone heard these from a non-broody pullet?
     
  10. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here they are, a little more than 4 months old. Sadly, the wheaten chick didn't make it. Found him dead in the coop one morning; no apparent cause [​IMG]

    As for the rest, we have...


    A pullet! Blue salmon, with feathered legs and a pea comb.

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    A pullet! Birchen, with a pea comb.

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    And yep, a cockerel. Not sure of his color...
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