Need help sexing my BR & EE chicks (Pic Heavy)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by OkieKristi, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. OkieKristi

    OkieKristi Out Of The Brooder

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    A friend gave me four chicks recently. They are 7-8 wks old. I really don't need another roo, and I am pretty sure I now have 3 more.

    I was pretty sure BR#1 was a boy, as it is lighter in color, and the comb started turning red first.
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    Now I am not so sure, because BR#2 has darker coloring, but now has a larger, redder comb & wattles. This one has very little tail. It is just starting to get some little stubby tail feathers. Also pretty sure this one isn't a true BR since it has white feet and beak.
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    This is the first EE. You can't really tell, but there are little bumps on either side of the comb, so I am really assuming boy. I was sure this was a girl at first, because the color is really similar to an EE hen that I have, although it is a little darker.
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    Please tell me this little Ameraucana/EE is a girl. This was the first one to start showing pink in the comb, so I was worried, but it is now the lightest colored comb of the four. Not the greatest pics because she(?) wouldn't even sit still when hubby was holding her.
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    Thanks!
     
  2. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your BR are roos ( and you could be correct about the one with white feet and beak...)

    ...the EE's, the one looks exactly like my EE roo, the first one, your last one, could be a pullet, hard to tell from the pic...how old are they?
     
  3. ChickGirl6

    ChickGirl6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #1 is a BR Roo
    #2 is a Dominique Roo
    #3 is a EE Roo
    And #4 is a EE Pullet
    I think.
     
  4. OkieKristi

    OkieKristi Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! That confirms what I was thinking. I was really hoping I was wrong, because BR#1 is so sweet. I was given these chicks because I need more girls. I currently have 4 pullets to one EE roo, and he needs more girls! They are all (especially my one little EE pullet) missing feathers and run when they see him coming.
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    Doesn't a Dominique have a rose comb?
     
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  5. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I agree.
     
  6. LunarRayne

    LunarRayne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I thought so too...
     
  7. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

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    I think you have three roo's, the last one's a pullet - and a very pretty one! I agree, the second BR doesn't look pure...Maybe the freezer's the place for him....[​IMG]
     
  8. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The second one could be a black sex link. Is not Dom because they have pea combs. The first is most definitly a barred rock roo looks just like my little Pong. The EE's I have no idea. I only have 2 of them and they are girls but much different color.
     
  9. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #1 BR roo
    #2 ? roo....still think some mix of BR
    #3 EE roo
    #4 EE pullet

    A pic of my EE that I swore was a pullet...now the dominant roo

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  10. BookWorm243

    BookWorm243 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they?
    My guess is
    #1 Barred Rock Cockerel
    #2 Barred Rock Cockerel ( Dominique have Rose combs )
    #3 Easter Egger Cockerel
    #4 Easter Egger Pullet
     

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