My Kids Ameraucana/EE's Boys or girls? UPDATE now they are grown

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HBuehler, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. HBuehler

    HBuehler Songster

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    I caved and we now have some EE's in our collection and eggs in the bator so I need a crash coarse in sexing these birds! I think I have a good idea of who is who but want more opinions [​IMG] Oh they are aprox. 6 weeks old
    Sorry the pics are not better but these bird brains won't stay in one spot very long. The last one has a much longer neck than the others and no tail feathers at this time...he is missing some feathers on his wings but those are growing in since he has been here but no growth in the tail if they had been plucked out by friends so is it possible he's a rumpless?
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    Oh this poor chicken...Crook my kids drug home as a pullet.Figured even though it has no straight lines..tail is on at a 45 degree angle it would still have a pretty egg(never to be bred though) BUT it was "caught" with a pullet..has never said a word hen cackle or cock a doodle doo.Approx 16 weeks.Just need conformation before "dinner" oh he's hot in the picture as well.
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  2. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    I believe that you have 2 boys and the rest are girls.
     
  3. happytxchick

    happytxchick Egg Song Acre

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    I think it's all girls and the last one is a boy.
     
  4. HBuehler

    HBuehler Songster

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    Thanks! So far your seeing what I am as well...the 4th-redish brown dude I'm thinking is the Rooster..my 4 year old said that's his Rooster and it's huge as well so I'm sticking with that as a him. As far as the big black guy he's dinner if no one wants to adopt him soon
     
  5. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    It looks to me like all 5 of your babies are pullets - the '4th reddish brown dude' is no dude - she is definitely a female EE. Don't worry about the size - her coloring is all girl. I had a very large EE girl also and she now lays large eggs, while the other EEs lay smaller ones. Your 16 week old is a definite roo.
     
  6. HBuehler

    HBuehler Songster

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    [​IMG] I know that redish one looks just like my 5 older big pullets same color same big size but that's my sons pick-several times I tried not to get it as we wanted a variety of colors but my 4 year old insisted that he was getting that Rooster so hopefully that will be a great egg laying "Dude" as he has been named.[​IMG]
    The breeder said he was getting 60% roos this year so I'm thinking I picked real well. I was hoping for one more Rooster-we have a beautiful splash but if I keep all the gals I want another and Crook doesn't count.
    Any thoughts on the one without a tail...it's getting lots of comments here like turkey bird. Honestly it's just plain ugly but interesting at the same time
     
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  7. HBuehler

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    Thought it would be fun to update these mostly Roos So many said pullets I wanted to re-post to show that indeed these are so hard to sex young don't make any hasty decisions on what you have. These are updated pictures in the same order.
    #1 [​IMG] all pullet
    #2 [​IMG] All Roo
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    #4 This was taken 2 weeks ago the black chest is now wrapping around him and his body is getting blacker by the day with his red hackles and saddle feathers.Dominant Roo out there as well just like I was hoping [​IMG]
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    #5 [​IMG] He stayed pretty much tail free
     
  8. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Songster

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    Very interesting and very hard to tell on those EE's. [​IMG]

    So 4 out of the 5 were roo's???

    I have 8 , 5week olds and guess I need to post pics and see what every one says. [​IMG]
     
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  9. sred98

    sred98 Songster

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    I agree. They are extremely hard to sex, and even after I caught mine with a hen, I was still half convinced he was just a dominate hen! [​IMG] It took another month or two for him to get his roo feathers and start crowing!

    Beautiful birds!

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  10. HBuehler

    HBuehler Songster

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    Thanks! Everyone goes straight to that bunch even though they now have lots of EE's running around here.
    I'm sure 3 are roos 1 is a shim-a roo in denial..one of those slower to get there but you know it will but until then there is hope.
    In our younger pasture one EE roo jumped out at 6 weeks wish they were all that easy.
    I have learned one thing though NEVER let my son pick out chickens..in those we hatch or buy as chicks he always picks the rooster-has never picked a pullet.[​IMG] He loves Roosters and says "my rooster" and it turns out to be true.
     

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