Please tell me my favorite is a pullet - EE 13wks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by callahanfarmgirl, May 9, 2011.

  1. callahanfarmgirl

    callahanfarmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He/She is absolutely my favorite. I just love that the beard & leg color is the same!!! Please tell me pullet or cockerel????

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  2. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gorgeous bird!!!! If I were to guess though, I"d have to say cockeral.. but I do not know for sure.
     
  3. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    EE are kinda tough to decide.

    I'm going with roo. Comb is a little too red, and saddle feather are long.
     
  4. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    That comb is suspiciously rooster-ish. [​IMG]
     
  5. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    cockerel
     
  6. AKsmama

    AKsmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a cockerel to me. The saddle feathers are long for a pullet and yeah, the comb is big and red.
     
  7. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He looks like my little roo... tail feathers and red comb. my girls have neither.. hope you gave "UM a unisex name... keep us informed if any changes.. very interested in knowing..
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  8. Schwartzfarmnc

    Schwartzfarmnc Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. rhs7111

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    Roo.
     
  10. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Okay, here's my rule of thumb on both ameraucanas and EEs (and keep in mind that EEs can be weird and sometimes don't follow the rules)-

    Male combs have three ridges side by side. On the little ones the initial comb is wider than on the girls and as they grow you can see three rows pop up. Their combs turn red sooner than the females. For some reason all my EE boys have turned red pretty early on. With the Ameraucanas they can sometimes be slow to redden up.

    Female combs have a single ridge. When they are little you don't really see a comb at all and as they grow it comes up later and is narrower than on the boys.

    I have gotten to the point that I can guess pretty accurately at about two weeks. I'm not always right with the EEs especially as you sometimes get sneaky ones, but overall the comb ridge trick is fairly accurate.
     

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