Question on EE... age? gender? (UPDATED PICS, PG 2)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by technodoll, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is the baby in question:

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    We've had Faith for 3 weeks now, she (he?) was naked and tiny at the time.

    Pin feathers are finally starting to grow in now.

    The "breeder" aka jerk told me she was 12 weeks old on Nov 17th, yeah RIIIIIGHT!

    This baby still peeps and squeaks and fits in the palm of my hand!

    She/he has really weak legs at the moment and a limp, so it's bed-rest inside the house until all is OK again.

    So... what age could Faith be?

    Girl? Boy?

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  2. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Roo
     
  3. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yey! That means I have a pair of EE's!

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    Any guess on the age? Pretty please... I'm just stumped.
     
  4. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Maybe 4-5 weeks old.
     
  5. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm I think older... but I don't know how old?

    This is what Faith looked like 3 weeks ago:

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    I'm stumped [​IMG]
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Yep, the more I look at Faith the more I'm sure he needs a new name. [​IMG]
     
  7. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But how old is he?

    WAAAAAAAAAAAH!

    I'll go ask him tomorrow what his name is [​IMG]
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:I'd say 6 to 7 weeks, though I'm no expert on EEs.
    His name is Apollo. The god of healing.
     
  9. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That young...? Oh my gosh!

    I feel like such a bad momma for not noticing how young he was when I brought him home, and still not having a clue [​IMG]

    Tomorrow he starts getting scrambled eggs and goodies with his chick crumbles, it's a good thing I bought a bag when I brought him home.

    Sigh.

    Does it ever get easier?
     
  10. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    That poor little thing is sure slow at growing its feathers, unless maybe the feathers had been pulled out by other chicks at its previous home. I'd guess 6-7 weeks also, maybe 8 (it looks about 4-5 weeks old in the first pictures, but doesn't look much older than that in the pic three weeks later. I can't tell yet whether it's a pullet or cockerel.

    This is one of my EE pullets at about 6-7 weeks old:
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    These are some more of my EEs from a different batch at 8 weeks of age (the larger 4 in the back are the EEs):
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