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

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    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).

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

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    Nice big pink comb...aaaaaggh!

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    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

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    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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