Sexing a juvenile EE

Kschwinge

Hatching
May 29, 2020
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So we have 6 EEs that are about 6 1/2 weeks old. We got them from a farm who uses a hatchery, and they were sexed at the hatchery. I know it's a bit early, but I'm fairly certain we have (mostly) females. There is one who is starting to make me think otherwise though. Her name is Martha, she has a reddish color to her, and her tail feathers are starting to look rather long and slender, at least compared to everyone else who has shorter, wider, and rounder tail feathers. What do you think? Thank you in advance!
 

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Acre4Me

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hard to say bc EE usually don't have a lot of comb or wattle development early, even if male. I see rounded feathers on the back, but some rougher looking feathers where the saddle feathers will come in - which won't be until around 12 weeks, if its male. Since it was sexed female, keep thinking it's female until other signs indicate otherwise, like saddle feathers and pointed hackle feathers - which should become obvious before it crows, if its male.
 

Kschwinge

Hatching
May 29, 2020
7
3
8
hard to say bc EE usually don't have a lot of comb or wattle development early, even if male. I see rounded feathers on the back, but some rougher looking feathers where the saddle feathers will come in - which won't be until around 12 weeks, if its male. Since it was sexed female, keep thinking it's female until other signs indicate otherwise, like saddle feathers and pointed hackle feathers - which should become obvious before it crows, if its male.
Thank you!! This was very helpful!!
 

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