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Sexing Turkens and EE's? *Pic heavy*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by happyhens120, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. happyhens120

    happyhens120 Songster

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    These are my first turken and EE babies, and I honestly am not sure how to sex them. I just can't seem to find the hackles on these Turkens! [​IMG] Thanks!

    These Turkens are 7 weeks and the EE's 8 weeks:
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    Black #1: A little bigger than the rest
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    Black #2: This one is the smallest of all my Turkens
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    Buff #1: This one also has slate legs... is that normal for a Turken?
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    Buff #2: The largest of the buffs
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    Buff #3: Sorry this one wasn't cooperating for the camera
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    EE 1: Larger than "her" sister. Both EE's came from a hatchery and are supposed to be pullets.
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    EE 2: On the far right
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    And some 4 weekers... don't know if you can tell from these or not. There are 4 EE/Ameraucanas and 2 Black Orp/Iowa crosses.
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  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Crowing Premium Member

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    Both of your 8 week EEs are pullets. I have no experience with Turkens, but if I were to hazard a wild guess, I'd say Buff #1 is a pullet. No ideas on the others. Out of the 4 week EEs, the lightest one looks like it is possibly a cockerel.
     
  3. happyhens120

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    Good I wanted 2 EE pullets! [​IMG]

    My guess on the Turkens is this:
    Black 1: cockerel
    Black 2: cockerel (maybe?)
    Buff 1: pullet
    Buff 2: cockerel
    Buff 3: pullet

    But that's just based on their size/combs... anybody else have any ideas?
     
  4. jeslewmazer

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  6. happyhens120

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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  8. happyhens120

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    I'm so excited to see what they will grow up to look like! But... if I do have that many roos, I will have to cull some. [​IMG] I have two boys already that I'm very fond of, and I'm afraid more than that will not be a good thing. I don't know if I'll keep one NN or not. I'm not doing any special breeding, so I don't think I'll need one, but just in case...

    My favorite NN is the little buff with the blue eyes and slate shanks. I think she looks so pretty. She also has a big tuft of feathers on her neck, like she's trying to cover herself up! [​IMG]
     
  9. happyhens120

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    Just noticed that my son is putting around on his John Deere tractor in the one picture. If he doesn't grow up to be a farmer... [​IMG]
     
  10. hdowden

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    ee's look like they both are pullets

    only a guess on the turkens and i am going off of comb size
     

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