what gender are these easter egger chicks?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by albird101, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. albird101

    albird101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 7 easter eggers today they were listed as amerucana but there color tells me different anyways I'm planning on just keeping 1 rooster and the rest hens I'm just wondering if there's any hens in this bunch? Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    too son to tell. Also can only see little bits and pieces of them. You need clear closeups of individual chicks showing head and combs(if any) and of them standing sideways to check legs, hackle feathers, etc. Also mention age at time hotos are taken. Cute batch of chicks you have.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. You're EE chicks are too young to sex accurately from a photo. You should post their pics again in about 4-5 weeks on our What Breed or Gender is This? section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this. Their gender should be pretty obvious by then. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting pullets.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    X3 They are far to young to sex yet. Let them grow up several weeks and then post pics in our What Breed and Gender section. Michael has left you with the link.

    Enjoy your babies and welcome to our flock!
     
  5. sherrihargrove

    sherrihargrove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what i do is turn them around and blow on butt if you see what I call a winky eye its a girl. no winky eye prob male.
     
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  6. albird101

    albird101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay I think I have 2 males in the bunch 5 of them are really skittish and try to run away from me then 1 of them just stands and looks at my finger but dosent back down then the other one I'm positive is a male dosent back down and bobs his head at my fin gers and starts pecking at me not only that he's a bully when he eats food
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Temperament isn't a great indicator of whether you have a male or female. I've had fiesty, skittish females and tame, sweet males (and vice-versa). You'll have a better idea on gender when they feather in and are 6-8 weeks old.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG]Glad you joined us!

    X2 on Wyandottes7's advice. Temperament is not an accurate indication of gender.
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    X2 on the above posters' advice.
     

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