Need help sexing my 7ish week EE chicks!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Susanhen, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. Susanhen

    Susanhen Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! I just picked up two EE 'pullets' yesterday and am concerned that one may be a cockerel. Can someone help? They are 6-8 weeks old, I don't think they're siblings. The blue is the one I think is questionable [​IMG]
     
  2. Susanhen

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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    It's not screaming cockerel to me.

    At this point, you'd be looking for a larger, plump comb with three distinct rows, as a rule. And the blue color differs in male vs female. Males get darker shading on the wing/shoulder area. Females are a move even shade all over.

    A profile shot of the bird and a closer comb pic would help confirm, but I'm leaning pullet [​IMG]
     
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  4. Susanhen

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  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Party on Wayne, Party on Garth Premium Member

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    That comb looks pretty pink and wide for the age, I'm leaning towards a little rooster, a few more weeks might make it more clear.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    think pullet at this early date
     
  7. Susanhen

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    I believe she's a little older than the salt and pepper one. I don't mind the idea of a roo for protection, but my other hens are bantam and I think a full sized roo may be dangerous for them.
     
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  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    The salt and pepper one looks like a pullet. However, the other one is looking a little cockerelish to me.
     

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