Roo(s) or too soon to tell for sure? *Updated pictures*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Pineywoods Peepers, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. Pineywoods Peepers

    Pineywoods Peepers Certified Poultry Accruer

    Below are a couple of pictures of my 6.5 week old EE chick. S/he is supposed to be a pullet, but I'm kinda thinking s/he might be a roo because of the tail feathers. See how they are kinda curling? If it is a roo, he is more drab, and his comb is not near as pronounced as his two EE counterparts. But the other two EE's don't have very big tail feathers.

    EE 2 - 6.5 weeks
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    Here is another EE from the same order. S/he is more colorful and his/her comb is more pronounced. Thoughts on this one?

    EE 3 - 6.5 weeks

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    This is a head shot of the same chick above.

    Thanks,

    Rachel
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2010
  2. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    I'm not sure on the first one, need a comb pic. The second one looks like a roo with that much color at 6.5 weeks. My 21 week EE's don't have that much color in their combs.
     
  3. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2010
    Ringgold, GA
    Both Roos.
     
  4. Pineywoods Peepers

    Pineywoods Peepers Certified Poultry Accruer

    Here are some head shots of all my EE's:

    EE1
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    EE2
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    EE3
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    And here are some body shots:

    EE1
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    EE2
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    And here are EE1 (right) and EE3 together:
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    Are they all 3 roos? EE1 is the chick I didn't post the other day. His/her comb is more pronounced and pretty red.

    Rachel

    edited to make sure I had all chicks labeled clearly and in the same order
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2010
  5. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
    Mississippi
    EE #2 looks like a pullet...not sure about the other two but they look like they might be roosters.
     
  6. BekahBear

    BekahBear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the 2nd one is a roo for sure. the 1st one looks like a roo so far but time will tell. i'm not 100% on that one
     
  7. Pineywoods Peepers

    Pineywoods Peepers Certified Poultry Accruer

    Here are some updated pics of the chicks at 9 weeks old.

    EE1: I've come to terms with the fact that that this one *must* be a roo. Look how big and red that comb is...

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    EE 2: Maybe the jury is still out on him/her. At least the comb is smaller, but the tail feathers do seem to curl backwards. Please be a pullett! *fingers crossed*

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    EE 3: I'm leaning toward roo on this one too.

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    Rachel
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2010
  8. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
    Mississippi
    Defiantly staying with #2 pullet, and #1 & #3 roosters.
     
  9. BekahBear

    BekahBear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1) roo
    2) pullet
    3) roo
     
  10. Pineywoods Peepers

    Pineywoods Peepers Certified Poultry Accruer

    Thanks for the feedback!

    I was really hoping EE 3 could just be a real butch looking gal. *sigh* He is the nicest of my three EE's. EE 1 is pretty standoffish, but warming up, and EE 2 is kinda nuts. She acts terrified of me, but the other day out nowhere she flew up on my shoulder when I went into the chicken yard then totally freaked out when I tried to pet her.

    Rachel
     

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