Really subtle EE chick differences -- NOT! :) Sheesh...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by StPaulieGirls, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. StPaulieGirls

    StPaulieGirls Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 14, 2007
    Oakland, CA
    Well, so I've done it again. My "pullet bin" odds are hovering at 50-50 and I've got me another forbidden urban rooster. Check out how very "subtle" the boy is...*snort*

    These are my 5-week old Ameraucana (EE, whatever) chicks. My question is, should I have known not to grab the 2-week old roo out of the bin because he was bigger and healthier and yellower, (see the very last photo of the day I got them) or are those not sex traits you can use at 2-weeks. (He was just so big and healthy looking I had to grab him! Seems big and healthy = boy, boy, boy. Kerri = dumb, dumb, dumb).


    I had a moment's excitement when those kinda girly-looking chest feathers came in at 3 weeks...but no...



    Nice big pink comb...aaaaaggh!


    See? Here they are at 2 weeks. Was I stupid to grab such different looking chicks at that age?

    Anyways, enjoy the pix. I love reading this thread, though I'm clearly not to be trusted to ID pullets. :eek:

    Anyone nearby want an Ameraucana rooster?

    - Kerri
  2. ziggy

    ziggy Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 27, 2008
    CA Central Coast
    We re-homed our 4 month old ee rooster last week.
    He was a big guy right from the start too and really looked like yours at two weeks.

    That comb at 5 weeks - wow!

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