What genders are these?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by drewskimac, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. drewskimac

    drewskimac Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2014
    Siloam Springs, AR
    To start off I will give as much information as possible:
    At the time the eggs these chicks hatched from were laid I had:
    Roosters: 1 Easter Egger and 1 Ameraucana/Buff orpington cross. (So I was told, it was probably a buff orpington/EE cross.)
    Hens: 1 black star, 1 light sussex, and the rest EE's.
    All of these birds are exactly five weeks old.

    So, i'm not really asking about the gender of any one in specific, just the ones that look more like a roo/pullet in each individual picture. I'll number each picture folks can respond regarding the birds in individual pictures. Thanks in advance for all replies!

    Picture 1: I know the one in the back is most likely the only one you can see well enough, so that is fine.
    Picture 2:
    Picture 3
    Picture 4: So i'm a little but extra curious about this guy/girl. I don't have ANY birds that are that color? What kind of cross do you think that is?
    Picture 5: Again, the one in the middle is probably the only one you can see good enough, that's fine.
    Picture 6:
    Picture 7: In this picture I am specifically curious about the one with the white head and neck.
    Also, you can see a black one standing behind it, which is the same one in the background of picture 5. I doubt it is a good enough shot to tell gender, but what cross do you think that is? Black starxEE? I don't know, it really doesn't matter to me because my pullets will be for me and me only [​IMG] There are a lot more than what I took pictures of, these are just the ones that looked "abnormal" compared to the majority.
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015
    From the pictures you gave us you can't really sex them but I don't think I saw any that were screaming cockerel. I would say picture 4 is just across between your EE rooster and one of your EE hens. I'm not sure about the rest.
  3. Kraken Farmer

    Kraken Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2015
    Central Georgia, USA
    It is hard to tell from the pictures, but male EEs usually have a more red comb that grows faster/larger than the females. I am pretty sure 2, 3, and 6 are female. I do not see any will larger combs, so they may all be female.
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    I don't see any obvious cockerels yet, though the black/white bird in picture two is a little masculine looking.
  5. drewskimac

    drewskimac Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2014
    Siloam Springs, AR
    Thankyou all, I will try to post some better individual pictures another day when I can get a helper.
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    # 2 might be a Red Sexlink male. It looks like the Light Sussex was it's mother, and if the roosters are red/gold based colors, then all her chicks would be red sexlink types. # 4 is blue. The rooster in your avatar looks like he has a blue gene, so that's the likely father of #4. To get the blue color over all, you need extended black, which most likely came from the Black Star or a solid black Easter Egger, if you have one.
    Silver hens (black and white) produce red sexlinks when crossed with red/gold based roosters. All silver (black and white) chicks would be male.
    Barred hens can only pass their barring gene to their male chicks, so if none of the roosters are barred, then any barred chicks would also be male.
    If you post some photos of the roosters, we might be able to tell you for sure if any sexlinks are possible.
  7. drewskimac

    drewskimac Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2014
    Siloam Springs, AR
    Thanks for your input! Yes the rooster in my picture was likely the father, so that would make sense! thanks for all the info, it's great to know. I will try to get some better pics of the chicks and some of the roosters.
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    I'd keep an eye on this bird being a possible cockerel. Otherwise, no one's screaming rooster at this point.

    About the blue bird, I got a blue chick once crossing this EE hen


    with a black based rooster. I know it's not a great shot, but you can see how her underfluff is blue colored. I think your rooster has the equivalent, so about half his chicks, when he's bred to a black hen, could be blue, or have blue markings instead of black. It's a fun color to work with!
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  10. drewskimac

    drewskimac Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2014
    Siloam Springs, AR
    I had no idea, thanks so much for your input!


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