Sex/Species of my EE.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JeremyJohns, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. JeremyJohns

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    I was hoping you guys could confirm sex/Species of my birds. I know EE are hybrids but I know they resemble one species more than another. Thanks in advance!

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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    I don't think you have any EEs. The species of all of your birds is gallus gallus domesticus (chicken) but I think you were probably meaning breed.

    So in order, the first and second pictures look to be production reds or maybe new hampshire reds, the third picture is maybe a welsummer (a picture in better lighting would help) the fourth is a silver laced wyandotte, the fifth is a RIR/production red, and the sixth is again a silver laced wyandotte.

    As for gender, it's hard to say without knowing the age of the birds.
     
  3. RhodeRunner

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    All pullets. No Easter Eggers.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    How old is that first bird? I guess age on all of them would be good, but that's the only one that's possibly a cockerel.

    I see production Reds (probably, standing pics in good light would help, but regardless, they're something Red), probably a brown Leghorn (looks like white earlobes, but they're pretty small). Could be a Welsummer. Standing pic would help to see body shape. Or, wait until she lays--white eggs are Leghorn, terra cotta brown is Wellie. Then a silver laced Wyandotte, another production Red, and another Wyandotte.

    No Easter eggers there. All brown eggers, except possibly the Leghorn.
     
  5. JeremyJohns

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    On the one hand my wife is going to be crushed, she wanted multi colored eggs. The birds are all about 4 months old. I have been worried that 3 of them might be roos
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with junebuggena
     
  7. donrae

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    How much can you narrow down age on them?

    Can we get better pics of that first bird especially. If they're younger than 4 months, you may indeed have a few cockerels.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

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    I agree--except there's no way that's a Welsummer.
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

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    Um...junebuggena hasn't posted on this thread [​IMG]
     
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  10. JeremyJohns

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    I bought them from orchelins on April 16 as chicks. I'll add more pictures of the first bird when I get home.
     

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