Sexing EE's -- 2 that I'm torn on- male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Shyde1982, May 23, 2012.

  1. Shyde1982

    Shyde1982 In the Brooder

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    So these two don't have large red combs like the ones I'm sure are roo's. They're about 9 weeks now. I would LOVE it if these two were hens.


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    This one has kind of an orange-ish comb, small wattles forming, and I know there is brown on the wings, but MAN if she were a she, I'd be happy!!!
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    Same one, below

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    #2) Darker one who I would love to keep. Smaller comb, not red like the ones I know are cockerels.
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    Again, same #2 below. There are two probably cockerels behind this one and then one of my RIR girls.
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    If I'm not 100% sure about certain ones, should I just hang onto the til' I'm sure? I've got an appt at the processor Tuesday to process the roo's for raw dog food, but I am only 100% sure about 2 of them being roos!!!
     
  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Crowing

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    1st one I'm suspicious that s/he could be male because s/he looks like it has sickle feathers. #2 I'm leaning to pullet.
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2012
  3. Pele

    Pele Songster

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    Both are males. The bright red splotches on the shoulders don't exist on pullets. They'll both be gorgeous boys when they're older.
     
  4. dretd

    dretd Songster

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    #1 boy, #2 suspected boy.
     
  5. Shyde1982

    Shyde1982 In the Brooder

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    If they're boys they're heading to the processor in a few days. I'm in the city, can't have roo's. Have tried craigslist. not getting much luck. :(
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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  7. angel8035

    angel8035 Songster

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    I wish I could take them from you. They're so pretty :(
     
  8. bloom_ss

    bloom_ss Songster

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    Definitely both boys. Only roos have the dark red patches like that.
     

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