Sex question...*UPDATE*

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kburen, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. kburen

    kburen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I've read on here, 4 weeks is way too early to tell the sex of EEs, but I have a question. Of my 5 EE babies, one of them has a comb that is at least double the size of the other 4 and is starting to get little nubbs on the inside of its legs. Could this be the breeds that it's mixed with that the comb is growing so much more quickly than the rest, or are chances that it's a roo? With my luck, there's no way I managed to get 4 pullets and 1 roo out of the 5! LOL Not that I'd be upset if that were the case, the original intention was for that. :) My favorite baby is the one in question and the one who seems to deal best with being held (my fiance held it and put it to sleep in his hands when it was about 2 weeks old)...I can post pictures another time, but for now it's just a question on opinions....So, what do ya'll experts think? [​IMG]
     
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  2. NellaBean

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    More likely than not, at that age, it is probably a roo. However, just because one doesn't have such a big comb....doesn't mean it is a pullet. Lots of boys are kind of "late-bloomers".
     
  3. shuizar209

    shuizar209 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree!!!!!!
     
  4. Savannah Poultry

    Savannah Poultry The Source

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    Quote:Yeah I agree. It probably is a roo but there could definitely be more. EE are hard to tell
     
  5. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EEs are sooo difficult to sex. I had one that had not only me, but a few people on BYC guessing for two months! We finally decided on "she". Can't wait to see the pics. [​IMG]
     
  6. kburen

    kburen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a picture of "him" at about....a little over 3 weeks when the comb SHOT up. It's bigger than this now, and the others are only barely noticable. It's not a very clear picture...taken with a cell. I'll get better ones this weekend and post of all of them...Just cause I love to show them off :-D

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  7. kburen

    kburen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chick in question....Is DEFINATELY a roo! We had him out today playing with him. My Fiance's dad pulled up some utube videos to see what the chicks reaction would be to "big chicken voices" and he tried to crow twice in return [​IMG]
     
  8. kburen

    kburen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] 4.5 weeks
     
  9. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DEFINATELY a roo
     
  10. CorgiHouse

    CorgiHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:He's gorgeous!!
     

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