ways to tell sex of easter eggers

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by StellaLenoir, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. StellaLenoir

    StellaLenoir In the Brooder

    Oct 25, 2007
    I have three chicks, that are a bit over 5 weeks old. They were listed at the feed store as Ameraucana.

    What are some ways to tell the girls from boys?

    Is the color of the comb, a good way?

    What about tail length?
    Here is a pic of 1 of the 2 I fear may be roosters. It is the chick with the whitish grey head. Any thoughts?

    This chick and one other have longer tails ( but the tails are still at the messy growing stage), and pinker combs, but no waddles, and no spurs yet.
    The feathers do not look more pointy, and there is no curve yet to the tail feathers.


    When can I expect to hear crowing if they are male?
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    One of my 8 week old BLRWs was trying to crow this morning.
  3. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

    Nov 16, 2007
    San Antonio TX
    That one looks rooish to me.
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    That one is male and they dont get wattles in that breed; at least not noticable ones. Wide comb that is raised up like an island is male, a single ridge raised in the center with no pink for a long time is female in EEs and Ameraucanas, although there have been ones that are harder to tell for awhile.
    Examples from my Ameraucanas, first female then male at about four weeks old:

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