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Is this araucana male or female?

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Edited by beggas82 - 3/3/16 at 5:57pm
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You don't mention age, and I am assuming European standard Araucana as tuft and tail (but it is missing a beard, so likely Easter Egger or non-standard European Araucana).

 

I'm thinking it is a male as I am seeing the start of a sickle tail feather, but I'm not seeing much saddle, although first photo appears to have some saddling, and the comb is not that pronounced.

 

If it is 16 weeks or older, you may have a female with a little funk in the tail if she is molting out of the last juvenile molt.

 

If it is younger than 16 weeks, you likely have a male....and overall I'm thinking it is a maturing male.

 

My thoughts.

 

LofMc

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Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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Looks like a cockerel with the dark hackles, dark shoulders, and dark saddle feathers. Blue pullets have a more even coloring.

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Cockerel

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Originally Posted by Lady of McCamley View Post

You don't mention age, and I am assuming European standard Araucana as tuft and tail (but it is missing a beard, so likely Easter Egger or non-standard European Araucana).

I'm thinking it is a male as I am seeing the start of a sickle tail feather, but I'm not seeing much saddle, although first photo appears to have some saddling, and the comb is not that pronounced.

If it is 16 weeks or older, you may have a female with a little funk in the tail if she is molting out of the last juvenile molt.

If it is younger than 16 weeks, you likely have a male....and overall I'm thinking it is a maturing male.

My thoughts.

LofMc
It's about 14 weeks
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Originally Posted by junebuggena View Post

Looks like a cockerel with the dark hackles, dark shoulders, and dark saddle feathers. Blue pullets have a more even coloring.
I agree.
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1 Marans cross, 2 Silkie crosses, 3 Australorps, 3 Easter Eggers, 4 Rhodebars, 1 Golden Cuckoo Marans, 1 Gold Laced Brahma, 1 Cream Legbar, 1 English Orpington bantam, 2 Barred Plymouth Rock bantams, 2 Silver Pencilled Plymouth Rocks, 5 White Crested Black Polish, and 4 heritage Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds. I also can't forget our two mixed breed cats, Figaro and J.J. and our American Golden...
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x 2 agree with Junebuggena

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