Six-week old EE chicks...breaking all the rules on gender ID!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Gindee77, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. Gindee77

    Gindee77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are my two 6-week old EE chicks and I am having a terrible time figuring them out. The one I think is a male has feathered out like a female...he was supposed to be a female. He has a 3-row pea comb and it's getting red already, and his legs are thicker than the other one.

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    The one that was supposed to be a roo is feathering like a male but has a small 1-row pea comb and there's no red showing, plus he/she has thinner legs than the other one.

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    I want them both to be pullets!! [​IMG]
     
  2. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    Looks to me that the first one is a boy, second a girl!! JMHO
     
  3. Gindee77

    Gindee77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for answering...I was beginning to wonder if I was going to get an answer! [​IMG]
     
  4. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    No problem! I have an almost 7 week old EE roo...had a red comb just like yours. Mine feathered out REALLY slow, but got the thick legs and red comb early.
     
  5. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Quote:Bless your heart...it is the weekend and alot of people are busy doing their chicken chores...I know we were! [​IMG]

    I'm in agreement with Bec, first 2 pix show a roo in the making and 3rd pic is a pullet.

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  6. zippychickens

    zippychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya, I think that red comb kind of gives it away. My EE's had skin colored combs . Then one started to develop a red comb. Next thing I knew another one had a red comb. But this was at least 2 weeks later. Next thing they started crowing. Yep, roo's.
     
  7. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with Bec
     
  8. Gindee77

    Gindee77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone, and especially Dawn. I thought of it being the weekend after I whined! LOL

    Guess I'll be finding #1 a new home.
     

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