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6 month old blue Ameraucana: pullet or cockerel?

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Hi everyone,
This is my youngest "baby" Lilah. We purchased her at 3 days old as a pullet. Out of our 9 chicks ( 8 different breeds) we purchased as all females we have found that our Frizzled Polish is a roo. He has scissor beak ( and we love him) so I decided not to rehome him. Now this one is making me question. She looks different from my other Blue Ameraucana hen who is a month older but not sure if it is just the gangly "teenage" phase. I have looked up lots of pics of Blue Ameraucanas and I keep going back and forth. Opinions from you awesome and more knowledgeable chicken owners is very much appreciated!
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The tail feathers look awfully look for a hen, but the comb looks rather small for a cockerel. I'm not sure.

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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I'm leaning toward roo on this one.

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Sassafras Grove Farm

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Black Double Laced, Blue Double Laced and Splash Barnevelders

Silver Double Laced Bantam Barnevelders

Silver, Charcoal, and Birchen Iowa Blues

Swedish Flower Hens

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:welcome

 

I'm thinking slow developing cockerel. maybe linked to the scissor beak? It's also a mixed breed--that's not a pea comb and the legs are willow colored, not slate.

Rachel BB

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It is another flock member with the scissor beak ( see my profile pic 😜) but I am not surprised abou the fact that he/she may be mixed. I know that happens a lot and sadly out of the 4 chicks I bought from this breeder only one has turned out as represented. Again, I have learned quite a bit in 7 months!
Edited by txhall3 - 10/17/15 at 4:44pm
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Sorry, that's what speed reading gets you sometimes :/

 

Still thinking slow developing cockerel, but I'd love for you to update us as crowing or eggs happen!

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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