Sexing 9-10wk old Ameraucana/EEs *with Pics*

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Pepsquad, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Pepsquad

    Pepsquad New Egg

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    About 9-10 weeks ago we bought our first chicks from a breeder. We bought 4 RIR and 2 Ameraucana/EE. The breeder said they were Ameraucana, but I know that name is used interchangeably a lot of the time with EE's, so I'm not too sure which they are. We are needing to rehome our roosters, only problem is I don't know which of the EEs are Roos. Of the 4 RIR's we only had one rooster and I was hoping to get one hen from the 2 Ameraucana/EE. I thought my kids would just love getting colored eggs! If anyone could give me any insight on their sex I'd really appreciate it. I've grown really attached to the whiter one, so I'm hoping she (named Lucy) isn't a he. Lucy had really bad pasty butt as a chick and required a lot of care, so we bonded. Although I guess I could just change her name to Lucifer if she really was a he... [​IMG] And is it normal for this breed of bird to be very calm and docile? I open the coop and the RIR's are jumping out and ready to play. These 2 are very content to sit around and always run to the back of the cage when the door is opened.


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  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    [​IMG] Pullets...

    Here are my 6 week old chicks.
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  3. Ivywoods

    Ivywoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like EE pullets. Enjoy your colored eggs!
     
  4. Michie

    Michie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I realize I will be no help, but I have some EE & ameraucanas that are 10wks old and all of them have pinkish starting to come in on the comb. Mine are suppose to all be pullets! I am completly guessing on yours but I would say EE pullets!
     
  5. Michie

    Michie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Great pic! Are all these EE/ameraucanas?? I can def. tell the boys and girls! Thank u for posting!
     

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