What gender are my EE

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sue331828, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. Sue331828

    Sue331828 Out Of The Brooder

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    Please help. I bought these straight run. I am struggling to determine the gender please can anyone help with the attached pictures. The birds are 13-14 wks. Thanks. [​IMG]

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  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    all are pullets or hens
     
  3. Sue331828

    Sue331828 Out Of The Brooder

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    How can you tell?
     
  4. The EEs look like females.
     
  5. Males have large combs that are dark red. The males have large curved tail feathers called sickle feathers. The feathers next to the tail called saddle feathers are pointy on the roosters. The female have curved saddle feathers, the hens have small pink combs and no sickle feathers.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Males would have larger, redder combs. They would also be larger, more tall and lanky, have pointy saddle feathers (the feathers near a rooster's tail) and pointy neck feathers, sometimes longer sickle feathers in the tail, and an overall more masculine apperance.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    x2 Also, though you can't see the combs very well in these photos, male EE's often have three ridges to their pea combs at this age, while females have 1 or 2.
     
  8. TaraBellaBirds

    TaraBellaBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    # 3 and 4 don't look like EE's Speckled Sussex and Buff Brahma would be my guess! Definitely agree with the others, all pullets! Lovely girls.
     
  9. Sue331828

    Sue331828 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes #3 is speckled sussex, i forgot to mention. #4 was supposed to be an EE. Guess i may have picked wrong breed.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I see 2 ee hens, a Sussex rooster with some hens, and a brahma mix hen.
     

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