This EE has me stumped...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by momofthree, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. momofthree

    momofthree Songster

    Jan 5, 2010
    Skiatook, OK
    I have been wobbling back and forth on this chicken being a boy or a girl for a month now...some days i am definitely sure it's a pullet and some days i am thinking he is a Roo.

    I am seriously wanting her to be a girl, cuz i will have too many roo's if she is a boy.

    She is almost 18 weeks and has always had more of a curled tail feathers, even when very young....and up until now her pea comb has very small and light, just like my other EE pullets.

    Here s/he is, with another EE behind her of the same age, are those saddle feathers i see coming in? or not?

    Here s/he is standing to the left of my known EE roo, for comb comparison

    here is a pic trying show her hackle feathers and another view of the comb, again with my known EE roo to her left:


    I have lots of EE's and this is the only one that has me stumped...i have not heard a crow or had an egg yet [​IMG] i only have one PR that is laying right now, she is 24 weeks.
  2. DomesticGoddess

    DomesticGoddess In the Brooder

    Aug 10, 2010
    I have 3 EE's that are about the same age, no eggs yet either! But by just looking at her, i think it's a pullet. I don't see saddle feathers, but that's just my personal oppinion! and I've heard the most EE's lay later then most, maybe around 9 months or so. Good luck!!!
  3. frizzlefritz

    frizzlefritz In the Brooder

    Aug 20, 2010
    Im guessing that it is a roo, I hope not but I think it might be [​IMG] pretty bird though [​IMG]
  4. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Songster

    Jun 30, 2008
    It looks pretty roo-ish to me. It's quite possible he's a late-bloomer. Very pretty birds.
  5. BeccaOH

    BeccaOH Morning Gem Farm

    Oct 3, 2008
    east central Ohio
    I can see why you are stumped. My Ameraucana are some that I don't try to sex until they are well developed.

    I'll hope you have a girl.

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