Olive egger Roos ??? Oh no !!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Amydls, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. Amydls

    Amydls Chirping

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    Our Olive eggers are approx 19 weeks - they are showing very red combs and slight wattles. I had thought these were pulleys. We have never kept OE before, are these hens just showing signs of maturity or do we possibly have late to bloom Roos? No crowing yet !! I had been looking out for coloring in the feathers and patchy spots of color, just want to double check if these are hens or roos because we are not allowed Roos in our neighborhood :( thanks in advance - I’m clueless as these are totally new to us, we have only ever kept silkies - photos 1-5 are the first chick, the rest are the second chick.
     

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  2. Bonniebooboo

    Bonniebooboo Crowing

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    Both Pullets. Nice looking girls. Yes they are starting to turn red, getting closer to start laying eggs. I have Had EE's lay by 19 weeks of age. Best to you.
     
  3. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crossing the Road

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    Agree. Those girls are getting ready to lay.
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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  5. Amydls

    Amydls Chirping

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    Yippeee ! I was keeping my fingers crossed with pullets and hoping that the red was just a sign of maturity ... but I’ve been caught or so many times this year with our chicks as they are all breeds that we’ve never had.. I can’t wait for these girls to lay! Thanks guys
     
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