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post #11 of 19

I'm thinking cockerel, but agree we need natural lighting.

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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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post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by donrae View Post
 

I'm thinking cockerel, but agree we need natural lighting.

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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post #13 of 19
Thread Starter 
Here are a couple of the comb. It clearly has no interest in being handled.
post #14 of 19
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post #15 of 19

At 8 weeks old, that is neither Ameraucana nor a pullet. It's an Easter Egger cockerel.


Edited by junebuggena - 12/20/15 at 1:58pm
post #16 of 19

Agree on both notes....Cockerel & Easter Egger....Pics of my pullets' combs; 1st is 8wks, the other two are at 6wks

 

 

 

post #17 of 19
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the help. I figured it was a cockerel. I can't keep him since I'm in city limits, but it sure is disappointing to have bought an Americauna pullet from my local feed store, to find out it is neither an Americauna or a pullet. 

post #18 of 19

You can not buy true Ameraucana from most feed stores. Feed stores source their chicks from the big hatcheries. The only big hatchery with true Ameraucana is Meyer, and they only have Black/Blue/Splash. They cost about $20 per sexed pullet chick.

99% of Ameraucanas sold in the U.S. are actually crossbred Easter Eggers. And Easter Eggers tend to be one of the harder to sex types. Most hatcheries only get their vent sexing right about 75% of the time when it comes to Easter Eggers. 

There is nothing wrong with Easter Eggers, it's just that they are so often misrepresented. In fact, most Easter Eggers will mature more quickly and be better producers than true Ameraucana.

post #19 of 19
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Does anyone know if this is a rooster or pullet, about 10 weeks old.
Edited by nikkia - 3/14/16 at 4:16pm
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