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Araucana pullet or cockerel?

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post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hi there, I am a first time chicken owner and I have a ~9 week old aruacana who i think might be a male. Some of my reasons for thinking, she has much thicker legs than my other chicks, her comb is darkening more so than the others, and she can be aggressive toward the other chicks at times. Here are some pictures of her from this morning. Thank you!

 

 

 

post #2 of 6

You actually have an Easter Egger, not an Araucana. :) Araucanas are pretty hard to find. I believe you've got a cockerel on your hands, but if I were you, I would hold on to him until he crows. We also had an EE with red shoulder patches and a pink, puffy comb at around the same age as yours, so we gave "him" away. Come to find out, "he" ended up being a she. :he 


~Alex

"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 21 chickies, 2 bantam quacklings, 5 interesting ducks, 1 unfriendly drake, 4 furry kitties, and 5 crabby parakeets! 

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"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 21 chickies, 2 bantam quacklings, 5 interesting ducks, 1 unfriendly drake, 4 furry kitties, and 5 crabby parakeets! 

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post #3 of 6

Oh, and welcome to BYC!!!!!! :welcome We're so glad you joined our community! :hugs

 

~Alex

"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 21 chickies, 2 bantam quacklings, 5 interesting ducks, 1 unfriendly drake, 4 furry kitties, and 5 crabby parakeets! 

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"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 21 chickies, 2 bantam quacklings, 5 interesting ducks, 1 unfriendly drake, 4 furry kitties, and 5 crabby parakeets! 

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post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hey Alex, thanks for the info!! After reading your post and doing a little bit more research, I am now wondering if the tips of the saddle feathers and the comb might be more indicative of the sex. The feathers seem to be rounded rather than pointy, which I've read suggest female. And the pea comb (I think it's a pea comb) does not have three distinct rows, which might also suggest that the EE is female. Are these valid? From what I can gather, a lot of people have trouble sexing EE's. Thanks so much! Here is another picture.

post #5 of 6

:welcome

I'm leaning towards a Easter Egger cockerel.

post #6 of 6

You're so welcome! :) It's a little early for your baby to have the pointed hackle and saddle feathers, but you could always lift up the feathers at the base of its tail to see if there are any new, pointed ones coming in. 3 rows of peas can be a sign of a cockerel, but not always. A couple of my hens have that, actually! Yes, EEs can be very difficult to determine the gender of. :rolleyes:

 

~Alex

"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 21 chickies, 2 bantam quacklings, 5 interesting ducks, 1 unfriendly drake, 4 furry kitties, and 5 crabby parakeets! 

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"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 21 chickies, 2 bantam quacklings, 5 interesting ducks, 1 unfriendly drake, 4 furry kitties, and 5 crabby parakeets! 

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