Need help sexing some EEs.....

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

  1. savingdogs

    savingdogs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Okay, to add to my flock, I purchased five "Americanas".....which I do know full well are just EEs, however, that is what I wanted so I'm fine with that....but, I have a feeling the "sexed pullets" I bought are turning out to be two pullets and three cockerels.

    I'm hoping I am wrong, but here are some photos.

    This one I'm calling Uh-Oh because I'm afraid it is male:
    (from above)
    (front view)
    Trying to show the feathers on his back....

    Okay, here is one I call Partridge. I've been thinking this is a male for a couple weeks now....
    Here he is from the front.

    Side view of Partridge

    trying to show his feathering...

    Okay, this one is so pretty I won't mind if it is a roo, but still....
    Okay, I'm talking about the red and white one, shown here with Uh-Oh

    Here is one with just him:

    And a blurry one, sorry:

    Okay, this one I'm hoping is a pullet, I call her "buff":
    side view

    better side view (she is very shy, sorry!)

    Okay, the last one:


    trying to show feathering

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    All girls except the first one is a boy and the red and blue one after "Partridge"
  3. NicoleRM

    NicoleRM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2007
    Williston, FL
  4. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    GSO, NC
    I agree. I also think that first one is going to be stunning when he gets older, much prettier than the one you think is pretty now. [​IMG]
  5. bloom_ss

    bloom_ss Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2011
    Spokane Valley, WA
    I'm thinking you're right...the first three do look like roos to me and the last two look like girls. The only one I am unsure of is Partridge but I am VERY new at this sexing chickens thing. I have 6 EEs and I am hoping they are all girls. [​IMG]
  6. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    GSO, NC
    I have an EE that is Identical to Partridge. My 5yo son named her Pretty, but dh and I call her Bertha Blackbeard, b/c she developed a full black beard around the age Partridge is now. I am new to EE's this year, too, but since Ilia also says girl, you can be 99% sure it's a girl. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2011
  7. savingdogs

    savingdogs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well Partridge being female would make me happier......

    I do think Uh Oh is gorgeous....these photos really do not do him justice as far as his pretty colors, but I thought he was a gorgeous HEN [​IMG]. The red and white one and he are good buddies at this point, if they can coexist, I have enough hens (NOT these ones) for two roos. The red and white one has looked rather roo-ish for awhile so I'm resigned to that one already.

    I unfortunately BOUGHT a roo as well, an EE just so I'd have one to make purebred eggs from my pullets [​IMG], so I have at least three roos. The one I purchased is nowhere near as beautiful as Uh-oh and Red-and-White.
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Agree - 1 and 3 are males, the rest are pullets.

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