My Easter egger and black copper Maran looks like they might be male?

Stainedglasschicken

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Out of the 6 chicks I received, now they are 7 weeks old and I’m starting to doubt if they are all pullets.
Daphne my EE And copper is my black copper Maran. Daphne is larger and when she screams out her voice is different from the others. She’s always been the biggest chick but the most timid and easily scared. I have 2 Easter Evers and when I compare her to the other daphne’s comb is pinker and shaped a little differently than the other EE. Her tail is also seeming more upright than the others .

copper my black Maran chick, she has a pink/reddish comb and wattles already coming in at 7 weeks. Her tail shape is all the same as daphnes but different from the other 4 hens. Cooper bites sometimes and isn’t timid, but with both daphne and coppers posture and tail shape has me questioning their sex. And I noticed cooper looks like she tries to scream or peep with her mouth open but no sound comes out, and no she wasn’t panting. It’s almost like she’s trying to crow but can’t yet? I hope they are all females cause that’s what I ordered from Meyer hatchery, it would be sad to have no chocolate eggs cause she’s a boy. Same for my easter egger daphne
 

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NatJ

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If they are males, it will probably become much more obvious in the next few weeks (crowing, and male-specific saddle feathers growing from the back just in front of the tail.)

But I'm inclined to think they are females.

Her tail is also seeming more upright than the others .

Her tail shape is all the same as daphnes but different from the other 4 hens.

The tail shape is not useful for telling gender at that age. Some chickens have tails that stick up (example: Leghorns) and some have tails that do not (example: many Cochins). Some breeds always have it one way or the other, while some breeds can go either way. Easter Eggers tend not to look alike, so having different tails on same-gender EEs is fairly normal.
 

Little Baby Bean

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Out of the 6 chicks I received, now they are 7 weeks old and I’m starting to doubt if they are all pullets.
Daphne my EE And copper is my black copper Maran. Daphne is larger and when she screams out her voice is different from the others. She’s always been the biggest chick but the most timid and easily scared. I have 2 Easter Evers and when I compare her to the other daphne’s comb is pinker and shaped a little differently than the other EE. Her tail is also seeming more upright than the others .

copper my black Maran chick, she has a pink/reddish comb and wattles already coming in at 7 weeks. Her tail shape is all the same as daphnes but different from the other 4 hens. Cooper bites sometimes and isn’t timid, but with both daphne and coppers posture and tail shape has me questioning their sex. And I noticed cooper looks like she tries to scream or peep with her mouth open but no sound comes out, and no she wasn’t panting. It’s almost like she’s trying to crow but can’t yet? I hope they are all females cause that’s what I ordered from Meyer hatchery, it would be sad to have no chocolate eggs cause she’s a boy. Same for my easter egger daphne
I'm pretty sure they are pullets! I would think that the EE would have a more developed comb by now or at least some boy colors. ;)
 

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