Would these be Easter Eggers?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NewOldMotherHen, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. NewOldMotherHen

    NewOldMotherHen Out Of The Brooder

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    They are eight weeks old. They both have pretty white legs. One of them is always the first to come see what's happening. Hoping it's not a rooster. Are they still too young to know what gender they are?



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  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Looks like Speckled Sussex to me. Or if they dont have wattles, Orloffs. Uncertain about the combs to indicate sex but I'm leaning more to pullets than cockerals.

    I could be wrong.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Speckled Sussex! Both pullets, I think.
     
  4. NewOldMotherHen

    NewOldMotherHen Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, this is certainly a surprise but it makes sense now. I've been trying to figure out what breed they were using the list of possibilities in the advertisement. Speckled Sussex was not even in the list. The five different breeds were supposed to be from this list: Barred Plymouth Rock; Black Australorp; White Plymouth Rock; Silver Laced Syandotte; Rhode Island Red; Buff Orphington; Ameracauna

    I'm a little disappointed that I won't be getting colored eggs, but after reading about the Sussex, they sound pretty good. Is it normal for a customer to receive a breed that is not in the list?

    Thanks for clearing up the mystery.
     
  5. farmgirlforever18

    farmgirlforever18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the one on the left looks like a roo if you look close you can see the what looks like saddle feathers and the other a girl [​IMG]
     
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  6. hmmcc123

    hmmcc123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute Speckled Sussex pullets!! They are nice chickens! : )
     
  7. LadyBirdsPalace

    LadyBirdsPalace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely Speckled Sussex, these are my two! 9 wks old.

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  8. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Speckled Sussex !00%. I can see where they might have been confused with EE chicks because they do have a kind of chipmunk look to them at first.

    I am seeing suspicious feathers on the left-hand one as well. He looks to be developing the long spikey saddle feathers that flop over the tail. The one on the right is a pullet.
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I think at 8 weeks, it's too early for saddle feathers on this breed. When I raised SS, the males had tons of white on the breast and were very round bodied with stubby tails. Those both look like the pullets I had, not the cockerels, but as always, time will tell.
     
  10. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    Hatcheries will often substitute breeds if they don't have everything you ordered ready. You can request no subs when you order though. [​IMG]
     

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